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Game Recap September 5, 2015

The Bombers hosted the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups from the Greater Spokane League in the opening game of the 2015 prep football season. In a battle of defenses, Gonzaga Prep was able to pound out a 13-10 win at the newly renovated Fran Rish Stadium.

The battle started with both teams having trouble getting untracked. The Bomber offense was able to win the first quarter outgaining the Bullpups three first downs to none but the closest they could get was the Prep 26 yard line. Ryan Wolski put the Bombers up 3-0 on a 43 yard field goal that had more than enough distance.

Into the second quarter the Bullpups best field position was the 20 but early in the second quarter the Bombers' Paxton Stevens threw an interception to Gonzaga's Michael Pablo giving them first down on the 14 of Richland. The Bomber defense stayed strong and the Bullpup's Jared Kutch tied the game with a 31 yard field goal.

After exchanging the ball on the ensuing drives, the Bombers caught a break when Liam Bell fumbled and gave them the ball at the Prep seven yard line. The Gonzaga Prep defense slammed the door on Richland and blocked Wolski's 20 yard field goal attempt, running the ball back to the 28 yard line.

The Bullpup offense started to click and moved the ball all the way to the Richland five yard line before they had to settle for another Jared Kutch field goal and a 6-3 lead going into halftime.

After the band left the field, the two teams exchanged punts. Then lightning struck for the Bombers when Alex Chapman stepped in front of a Liam Bell pass and raced 61 yards untouched to give Richland a 10-6 lead.

The story of the second half, though was Richland's inability to move the ball and the Bullpups' decision to leave the ball on the ground. The combination of Mason Plese and Liam Bell churned up a lot of ground but add in the hulking 6 foot 4 inch, 245 pound Evan Weaver at running back and Gonzaga Prep was almost unstoppable.

Even another Alex Chapman interception wasn't enough to get things on track for the Bombers. At the end of the third quarter Gonzaga Prep embarked on a 13 play 75 yard drive, ending on a 1 yard run by Liam Bell and a 13-10 Bulldog lead.

In the fourth quarter, both defenses kept the offenses at bay and the game ended in fitting fashion when the Bulldogs blocked Ryan Wolski's 53 yard game-tying field goal attempt with just over a minute remaining.

Next week, it is the Bombers turn to make the 2 hour drive to Spokane when they face the Shadle Park Highlanders at Joe Albi Stadium at 5:00 on Friday, September 11th.

Go Bombers!

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Spokeman-Review Box Score

 

  • September 4, 2015
    1
    2
    3
    4
     
    Final
  • Gonzaga Prep Bullpups
    6
    0
    7
    0
     
    13
  • Richland Bombers
    3
    0
    7
    0
     
    10
  • 1st Quarter
  • Field Goal: Wolski 43 yards
    Richland 3, Gonzaga Prep 0
  • Field Goal: Kutsch 31 yards
    Richland 3, Gonzaga Prep 3
  • Field Goal: Kutsch 22 yards
    Gonzaga Prep 6, Richland 3
  • 3rd Quarter
  • Touchdown: Chapman 61 yard interception return (Wolski kick)
    Richland 10, Gonzaga Prep 6
  • Touchdown: Bell 2 yard run (Kutsch kick)
    Gonzaga Prep 13, Richland 10

Saturday November 18, 2017 Gonzaga Prep Bullpup Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    •  
    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    •  
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 4, 2015 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 10
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Saturday November 28, 2015 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

  • State 4A Semifinal

    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 31
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 17
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 5, 2014 Gonzaga Prep Bullpup Stadium

    •  
      Richland
    • 21
    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 24
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday November 5, 2010 Fran Rish Stadium

  • 4A Playoff for State Bracket

    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

1997

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs Regional Preliminary Round

    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 30
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1987

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs Quarterfinals

    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 34
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1980

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs Quarterfinals

    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 10
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1977

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs First Round

    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 33
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1976

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs First Round

    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1962

    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 39
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1951

    • Gonzaga Prep
      Bullpups
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 33
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Gonzaga Preparatory School
Gonzaga Preparatory School
1224 E Euclid Avenue
Spokane, WA
Mascot: Bullpups
  • Bombers v. Bullpups
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Bullpups
  • Wins
    4
    119
    56
  • Losses
    7
    87
    200
  • Overall
    11
    206
    256
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • Fran Rish
    2
    0
    0
  • JD Covington
    1
    2
    0
  • Mike Neidhold
    1
    3
    0
  • Lonnie Pierson
    0
    2
    0