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Game Recap October 31, 2009

The Richland Bombers took one on the chin tonight at The Apple Bowl in Wenatchee as the Panthers turned out to be inhospitable hosts in a 40-7 blowout.

The Bombers started out very strong and it looked like they had shaken whatever virus they caught in the fourth quarter of the Walla Walla game. After quickly shutting down the vaunted Panther running game in the first drive, the Richland offense fired every engine. Jake McKinney was driving through the Wenatchee defense like his feet were on rails and the team had a swagger as they moved down the field. All that changed, though, when Jake lost the ball on the Wenatchee 12 yard line.

The Bombers were still formidable on defense and held the Panthers on the next drive, forcing them to punt at the Richland 45. The punt was a thing of beauty as it bounced at the ten yard line and took an immediate 45 degreen turn and headed right for the one-half yard line. On the very next play from scrimmage, the Wenatchee defense caught McKinney in the end zone for a safety and a 2-0 lead. Then it got ugly.Coyote ugly, or in this case, Panther ugly.

The Panthers proceeded to score on 4 of their next five drives and scored at will. A 24 yard run by Jacob Selby, a 15 yard touchdown pass from Cam Hoey to Blair Dorn, a 51 yard run by Dorn, and capping the first half with another Hoey touchdown pass. The Bombers went quietly into halftime down by 30 points.

Richland came out for the second half and seemed determined to show the Apple Bowl crowd that they were not going down quietly. Once again, the Bombers engineered a 75 yard drive in eight plays including 28 yard and 14 yard catches by Elijah Gardaya and runs of 16 and 14 yards by Jake McKinney. Jake finished off the drive with a 1 yard touchdown drive and a glimmer of hope starting peeking over the horizon. If Wenatchee can score 30 points in a half, why can't the Bombers score 31?

Wenatchee answered that question quickly and emphatically with a 67 yard drive of their own capped off by a 13 yard pass from Hoey to Lucas Sealby to make it Panthers 37, Bombers 7. The Panthers did score once more late in the game when they decided to give their kicker, Angel Guerra some practice from 44 yards out.

For the Bombers, it was the end of their playoff dreams, but not the end of their season. According to my sources, the Bombers will have a home game next Friday night, November 6 against a yet-to-be-determined opponent from the Greater Spokane League. Apparently  they are going to have a three-way playoff to determine their last seed in the state playoffs. I will update the entries as soon as they clear up.

Go Bombers!

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Friday September 8, 2017 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 8
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 56
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 9, 2016 The Apple Bowl

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 40
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 7, 2011 The Apple Bowl

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 8, 2010 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 31
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 30, 2009 The Apple Bowl

  • Big Nine Crossover Series

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 40
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 31, 2008 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Big Nine Playoffs

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 28, 2007 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2006

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2005

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2004

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 22
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2003

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2002

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2001

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2000

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1999

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1998

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 31
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1997

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1996

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 44
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1995

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 4
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1994

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 37
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1993

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 30
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1992

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1991

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 10
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1990

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 45
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1989

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 39
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1988

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 34
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1987

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1986

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 10
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1985

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 41
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1984

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 8
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 36
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1982

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1981

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1980 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1979

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1978

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1977

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1976

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1975

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1974

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 17
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 8
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1973

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 23
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1972

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 29
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1971

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1970

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 34
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1969

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 42
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1968

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1967

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 34
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1966

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday September 27, 1963 The Apple Bowl

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1962

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 32
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1959

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1958

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1957 The Apple Bowl

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 15
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1956

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1955

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1954

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1953

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1952

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1951

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1950

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 25
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1949

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday September 17, 1948 Bomber Bowl

    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 31
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Wenatchee High School
Wenatchee High School
1101 Millerdale Avenue
Wenatchee, WA
Mascot: Panthers
  • Bombers v. Panthers
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Panthers
  • Wins
    39
    990
    304
  • Losses
    22
    204
    542
  • Ties
    1
    7
    7
  • Overall
    62
    1,201
    853
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • Lonnie Pierson
    15
    4
    0
  • Fran Rish
    9
    6
    0
  • JD Covington
    9
    6
    0
  • Mike Neidhold
    5
    1
    0
  • Garrick Redden
    1
    2
    0
  • George Rallis
    0
    3
    1
The Apple Bowl