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Game Recap September 4, 2009

If you attended the game between the Richland Bombers and the Pasco Bulldogs tonight, you got your money's worth because you got to see two games for the price of one admission ticket.

Pasco roared out of the gate scoring on their first posession when Josh Morris hit Brandon Search on a 19-yard pass for a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter. They moved the ball well and the Bombers seemed to be a step behind and were having a difficult time getting in sync. A fumble combined with an ill-timed illegal procedure call led to a second Bulldog touchdown when Search scampered 5 yards for another score.

Richland then had another three-and-out series followed by a 14 yard punt and five playes later Morris hit Jacob Price on an 8 yard touchdown pass and a 21-0 Bulldog lead. Seemingly the rout was on and it was just a matter of time before it got silly.

After the kickoff the Bombers went on a drive starting at their own 20. It looked like Richland would have another three-and-out but Hayden Hilty recovered from a high snap on the punt and was able to get the kick off right before a Bulldog player tackled him. Fifteen yards, a new set of downs, and the mood in the stadium took a decided 180 degree turn. Jake McKinney then embarked on one of the greatest nights in Bomber history snapping off runs of 22 and 15 yards respectively down to the Bulldog nine. While the series ended on a missed 29 yard field goal, there was something definitely different about this club.

Down 21 to 0, the Bombers wasted little time in the second half. After Pasco punted the first posession, McKinney started back in and pounded the Bulldogs over a nine-play drive that ended on an 8 yard run and cut the lead to 21 to 7. The Bomber defense showed, too, that it had finally awoken and had pretty much solved the Pasco offense sacking Morris for a 10 yard loss and forcing a punt and a new set of downs on the Pasco 45 yard line. Eight plays, including another 23 yard run by Jake, and the Bombers crept back into the game, 21 to 14.

At this point, the wheels were starting to come off the Bulldog bus. Pasco got a nice 42 yard pass play from Morris to Marques Avery but two straight illegal procedure penaties and an 8 yard sack left them with nothing after a 50 yard field goal attempt failed. The Bombers were now in control but it was the fourth quarter and time was running out.

Once more, Jake McKinnney was a man posessed. 17 yards. 15 yards, 18 yards. The Bombers were marching down the field like an army through France but after a few attempts at firing up the non-existent passing game, they found themselves with a fourth and four on the Bulldog 18 and 3 minutes and 40 seconds remaining. Hilty dropped back and tried to loft a short pass in the flat but the ball flew over the receiver's head and fell harmlessly to the ground. Now, you'd think the story would end their but Richland's defense had some more magic remaining.

Pasco was hit immediately with two straight delay of game penalties and Richland pestered Josh Morris into an intentional grounding call. Tack on another twelve yards and the loss of a down and the Bulldogs were at their own 5 yard line. After a very short punt Richland took over on the 36. One play later, Jake McKinney pounced across the goal line for his third touchdown after a 36 yard run. The improbable comeback had happened and Richland was poised to send a dagger through the heart of the Bulldog faithful.

The saying goes that you go for the tie at home and the win on the road so Mike Neidhold and the boys went with this convention and decided to go for two points and why not? Pasco hadn't had any success in stopping the Bombers for well over a half so the odds were pretty good that they could get the last three yards. Unfortunately for Richland, the defense that had bent like a willow for the entire second half, found the strength they needed when it counted and stopped McKinney on the two yard line and preserved the win.

This was a great game for the Bombers. They never gave up. They just kept attacking the Bulldogs and after the dust settled, Jake McKinney had racked up 291 yards on 28 carries. The Bomber defense was amazing in the second half and I don't think the coaches or the fans could be any prouder of the boys in green and gold tonight.

Please come out next Friday night at Fran Rish Stadium as the Bombers home opener features the Eastmont Wildcats from East Wenatchee. I hope to see you there.

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Friday September 29, 2017 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Homecoming

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 63
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Thursday September 29, 2016 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 47
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 16, 2015 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Homecoming 2015

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 17, 2014 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 49
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday November 1, 2013 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 63
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 26, 2012 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 2, 2011 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 44
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 10
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 3, 2010 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 4, 2009 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 5, 2008 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 22
    •  
      Richland
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 26, 2007 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

Friday October 27, 2006 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2003

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2002

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 10
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2001

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 16
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2000

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1999

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 3
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1998

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1997

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 10
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 2
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1996

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1995

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1994

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 15
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1993

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 43
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1992

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1991

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1990

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1989

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 23
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1988

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1987

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1986

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 10
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1985

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1984

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 10
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

  • Big Nine Mini-Playoff (Two 8-minute quarters)

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1982

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1981

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1980

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1979

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 25
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1978

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1977

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 17
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1976

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1975

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 29
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1974

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 3
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1974

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1973

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1973

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 9
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1972

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1971

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 15
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1971

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 22
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 30
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1970

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1970

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1969

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

Friday October 24, 1969

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1968

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1968

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1967

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1967

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 9
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1966

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1966

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1965

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1964

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1963

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1962

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 8
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1961

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1960

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1959

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1958

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1957 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 39
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1956

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1955

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1954

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1953

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1952

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1951

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 18
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1950

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 18
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1949

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1948

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1947

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1946

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 31
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1945

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 51
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fred Littau

1945

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 33
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fred Littau

1944

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 14
    • Richland
      Broncs
    • 0
  • Head Coach: John F. Eubanks

1944

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Beavers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: John F. Eubanks

1926

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 31
    • Richland
      Colts
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Raymond V. Puette

1919

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 55
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Elmer H Dixon

1916

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 21
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1916

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    •  
      Richland
    • 7
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1915

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 35
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1915

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 21
    •  
      Richland
    • 7
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1913

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    •  
      Richland
    • 84
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

Pasco High School
Pasco High School
1108 N 10th Avenue
Pasco, WA
Mascot: Bulldogs
  • Bombers v. Bulldogs
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Bulldogs
  • Wins
    44
    1,245
    341
  • Losses
    42
    280
    895
  • Ties
    4
    39
    39
  • Overall
    90
    1,564
    1,275
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • JD Covington
    14
    5
    0
  • Fran Rish
    10
    10
    2
  • Lonnie Pierson
    9
    9
    0
  • Mike Neidhold
    8
    2
    0
  • C. H. Lillie
    1
    3
    1
  • George Rallis
    1
    7
    0
  • Garrick Redden
    1
    1
    0
  • Elmer H Dixon
    0
    1
    0
  • Raymond V. Puette
    0
    1
    0
  • John F. Eubanks
    0
    1
    1
  • Fred Littau
    0
    2
    0
Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium