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Game Recap October 24, 2015

The Richland Bombers and Kamiakin Braves played for the Mid-Columbia Conference championship but in a game that looked more like an MMA title fight, the Bomber prevailed with a 27-14 victory over the Braves in a sloppy game at Fran Rish Stadium in Richland.

The game was billed as the Bomber defense against the high-flying Brave offense. From that standpoint, Richland answered the question emphatically keeping the Braves off the scoreboard until late in the third quarter and holding them to 236 yards total for the game. Five of Kamiakin's drives ended in either a fumble or interception as the Bomber harassed the Brave offense all evening.

The Bomber offense started fast when Paxton Stevens connected with Rhett Levin for 38 yards on the first play of the game. The second play didn't go as well when the ball got away from Lakota Wills and Kamiakin recovered on the Bomber 32.

Kamiakin mounted a solid drive with Jetrho Questad carrying the majority of the load. The Bomber defense stiffened up and stopped the threat on the 15 yard line.

Richland took over and started marching down the field. Lakota Wills made up for his previous miscue with a rumbling 65 yard run to highlight the drive.. McClain Elgin got the Bombers on the board with an 8 yard run and a 7-0 lead.

After trading punts, Kamiakin received the ball after a solid punt return and the first of many penalties gave them excellent field position on the Bomber 13 yard line. Michael Mann scooped up a fumble on the Braves first play and ran the ball back to the Kamiakin 36 yard line. The Bomber offense fizzled for the most part and Ryan Wolski kicked a beautiful 38 yard field goal at the start of the second quarter and gave the Bombers a 10-0 lead.

Things then got a little silly. Kamiakin fumbled on the second play of the next drive. Then Kamiakin intercepted a Bomber pass on the next play, then Richland intercepted again on the second play of the ensuing drive. After the dust settled the Bombers had great field position on the Braves 19 yard line.

Ryan Wolski finished the scoring in the first half when he connected on a 35 yard field goal to give the Bombers a 13-0 lead at halftime.

Kamiakin received the ball to start the second half and looked determined to get into the game. After mounting a seven play drive, though, Brecken Galliher interecepted Zach Borsich's pass on the Kamiakin 2 yard line ending the threat.

Richland then embarked on a methodical, pounding 13 play drive that consumed 98 yards and a good chunk of time in the third quarter. Kyle Whitby scored the touchdown on a 2 yard run and the Bombers held a commanding 20-0 lead.

Commanding lead, yes, but comfortable, no. The Braves got the ball on the next drive and on the third play of the series, Gavin Crow scampered 55 yards for Kamiakin's first score and narrowing the Bombers lead to 20-7.

The Bombers then let the wheels fall off a little bit when they fumbled on the first play of the next drive giving Kamiakin the ball on the 12 yard line. The Richland defense was able to let the air out of the Brave threat when Alex Champman intercepted another Crow pass in the endzone.

Richland kept the ball on the ground until they were well into Kamiakin territory. Paxton Stevens then let one loose and found Alex Chapman crossing the middle for a 30 yard touchdown giving the Bombers a 27-7 lead.

The Braves mounted a long 11 play drive that ended when Borsich connected with Darreon Moore for a 14 yard touchdown finalizing the score at 27-14 Richland. The onside attempt by the Braves was recovered by Lakota Wills ending any hope of a Kamiakin comeback.

While the final score was very satisfying, this game was hardly fun to watch. It seemed at one point that the referees were forced to find new kinds of penalties to call as both teams were quite chippy with each other, especially in the second half. Many commented that they had never seen this many personal foul penalties in one game before. Both teams were just luckly that nobody was disqualified.

Sloppiness aside, though, the Bombers have now won seven games in a row and will finish up their regular season next Thursday night at 7:00pm at Neil F. Lampson Stadium in Kennewick against the Southridge Suns. We hope to see you there!

Tri-City Herald: Bombers topple Braves

Go Bombers!

 

Friday, October 23, 2015 1 2 3 4 Final
Kamiakin Braves 0 0 7 7 14
Richland Bombers 7 6 7 7 27

 

Scoring Plays R P Time
28R Elgin 7 yard run (5R Wolski kick) 7 0 5:40(1)
5R Wolski 38 yard field goal 10 0 11:30(2)
5R Wolski 35 yard field goal 13 0 8:00(2)
2R Whitby 2 yard run (5R Wolski kick) 20 0 2:11(3)
1K Crow 55 yard run (41K Paxton kick) 20 7 1:35(3)
8R Chapman 30 yard pass from 17R (5R Wolski kick) 27 7 6:19(4)
18K Moore 14 yard pass from 15K (41K Wolski kick) 27 14 3:52(4)
  • October 23, 2015
    1
    2
    3
    4
     
    Final
  • Kamiakin Braves
    0
    0
    7
    7
     
    14
  • Richland Bombers
    7
    6
    7
    7
     
    27
  • 1st Quarter
  • Touchdown: Elgin 7 yard run (Wolski kick) (5:40)
    Richland 7, Kamiakin 0
  • 2nd Quarter
  • Field Goal: Wolski 38 yards (11:30)
    Richland 10, Kamiakin 0
  • Field Goal: Wolski 36 yards (8:00)
    Richland 13, Kamiakin 0
  • 3rd Quarter
  • Touchdown: Whitby 2 yard run (Wolski kick) (2:11)
    Richland 20, Kamiakin 0
  • Touchdown: Crow 55 yard run (Paxton kick) (1:35)
    Richland 20, Kamiakin 7
  • 4th Quarter
  • Touchdown: Chapman 30 yard pass from Stevens (6:19)
    Richland 27, Kamiakin 7
  • Touchdown: Moore 13 yard pass from Bortsch (Paxton kick) (3:52)
    Richland 27, Kamiakin 14

Friday October 6, 2017 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 33
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 7, 2016 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 23, 2015 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 24, 2014 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 4, 2013 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 49
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 56
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 28, 2012 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 25
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 16, 2009 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Saturday October 18, 2008 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday August 31, 2007 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 34
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

Friday September 1, 2006 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 15
    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2005

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 29
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2004

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 42
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2003

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2002

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2001

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 49
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2000

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2000

  • Class "AAAA" State Playoffs First Round

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 15
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1999

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 31
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1998

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1997

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 2
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1996

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 31
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1996

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs First Round

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1995

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1994

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 15
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1993

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1992

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1991

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 17
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1990

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1989

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 40
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1988

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 40
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1987

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1986

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1985

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1984

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 33
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1982

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1981

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 39
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1980

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 43
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1979

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 37
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1978

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 2
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1977

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1976

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1975

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1974

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1973

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1972

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1972

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 9
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 22
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1971

    • Kamiakin
      Braves
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

Kamiakin High School
Kamiakin High School
600 N Arthur Street
Kennewick, WA
Mascot: Braves
  • Bombers v. Braves
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Braves
  • Wins
    27
    731
    337
  • Losses
    21
    261
    530
  • Overall
    48
    992
    867
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • JD Covington
    11
    5
    0
  • Lonnie Pierson
    9
    12
    0
  • Mike Neidhold
    5
    3
    0
  • Mike Neidhold
    5
    3
    0
  • Garrick Redden
    2
    1
    0
Neil F. Lampson Stadium