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Game Recap November 14, 2015

The Central Valley Bears entered the first round playoff matchup against Richland with a very impressive secondary and a lot of confidence after pounding Chiawana in the crossover playoff. What they got in return was a whole lot of Lakota Wills and a quarterback in Paxton Stevens who was more than up to the challenge as the Bombers scored an equally impressive 30-3 win over the Bears at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick.

The game started quickly for the Bomber defense when Wills batted a Tanner Sloan pass at the line on Central Valley's third play. The tipped pass found Brecken Galliher who saw nothing but daylight and returned the pick-six 15 yards for a 7-0 lead with 7:35 remaining in the first quarter.

On the second play of Central Valley's next posession, the Bombers forced a fumble and the Bears were forced to punt. Richland got the ball on their own 15 yard line and marched 9  plays to the CV 15 yard line highlighted by a 30 yard Paxton Stevens to Griffey March hoookup. The Bear defense stiffened up and Ryan Wolski booted his first of three field goals 38 yards to push the lead to 10-0.

Wolski then kicked off using his patented pooch kick and the Bears special teams weren't prepared and the Bombers recovered the ball on the Central Valley 34 yard line. Six plays later, Wolski kicked field goal number from 25 yards upping the lead to 13-0.

The Bears finally got their offense on track and were able to gain some positive yards, thanks in most part to Bomber generosity in the form of three penalties. Central Valley got to the Bomber 30 yard line when Lakota Wills buried Sloan for a ten yard sack forcing a CV punt.

Neither offense could get any traction in the second quarter but after another sack forced another punt, the Bombers had good field position on the CV 42 yard line. Paxton Stevens again connected with Griffey March on a beautiful throw between two Bears giving them first and goal at the five yard line. But penalties once again thwarted their progress and Ryan Wolski finished off the first half with another field goal and the Bombers went into halftime leading 16-0.

The Bears were hoping to start fast in the second half but the Bomber defense was up to the challenge. After starting with good field position on their own 45 yard line, Richland only allowed one first down on the drive. But Central Valley was still able to get on the board thanks to their kicker, Ryan Rhekow, who boomed a 57 yard field goal to get the Bears on the board at 16-3. It was an awesome kick that might have rivaled his brothers' 67 yard field goal from 2013. Unfortunately for CV, it was one of their only highlights of the second half.

The Bombers received the ball on their own 20 yard line after a touchback and was able to get all the way down to the CV 13 yard line highlghted by a 41 yard pass from Stevens to Alex Chapman but Richland turned it over on a questionable fumble on the next play.

Central Valley  went three-and-out and the Bombers got great field position on the Bear 45 yard line. Paxton connected with Ryan Piper for 30 yards to get the ball to the 20 yard line. Three plays later, Stevens hit March for a ten yard touchdown pass and with 2:30 remaining in the third quarter, the Bombers scored their first offensive touchdown to make it a 23-3 lead.

The Bears again met Lakota Wills who sacked Sloan on the first play of their next drive and were forced to punt the ball back to the Bombers. Richland then chewed up the clock with a drive that started at 1:30 remaining in the third and ended at 8:58 of the fourth quarter. Richand quickly got the ball into CV territory thanks to a 41 yard run by Kyle Whitby but more penalties forced the Bombers into a fourth and goal a their own 37 yard line. Paxton Stevens then found Griffey March at the 10 yard line who did a paso doble into the endzone that would have scored big from Carrie Ann Inaba for a touchdown, sealing the win for the Bombers.

My game ball has to go to the defense who totally shut down any hope Central Valley had of making a mark in the ball game and it took a 57 yard field goal to spoil the shutout. Besides the obligatory Bomber penalties, this was as complete a game as you could hope for against a tough GSL opponent.

Moses Lake beat Bellarmine Prep 28-27 on Saturday afternoon so the Bombers will be traveling to Moses Lake to play the Chiefs. At this time the gametime has not been determined.

Tri-City Herald: Richland moves on to quarters

Spokesman-Review: Richland Bombers pound Central Valley in 4A playoffs

Go Bombers!

 

Friday, November 13, 2015 1 2 3 4 Final
Central Valley Bears 0 0 3 0 3
Richland Bombers 10 6 7 7 30

 

 

Scoring Plays R L Time
15R Galliher 21 yard interception return (5R Wolski kick) 7 0 8:05(1)
5R Wolski 38 yard field goal 10 0 1:27(1)
5R Wolski 25 yard field goal 13 0 11:18(2)
5R Wolski 22 yard field goal 16 0 34.6(2)
24CV Rehkow 57 yard field goal 16 3 9:37(3)
3R March 10 yard pass from 17R Stevens (5R Wolski kick) 23 3 2:30(3)
3R March 37 pass from 17R Stevens (5R Wolski kick) 30 3 8:58(4)

 

  • November 13, 2015
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    Final
  • Richland Bombers
     
     
     
     
     
    30
  • Central Valley Bears
     
     
     
     
     
    3

Saturday November 25, 2017 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

  • 4A State Semifinal Game

    • Central Valley
      Bears
    •  
    • Richland
      Bombers
    •  
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday November 4, 2016 Fran Rish Stadium

  • 4A Regional Play-in Game

    • Central Valley
      Bears
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 37
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday November 13, 2015 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

  • State 4A First Round

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 30
    • Central Valley
      Bears
    • 3
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday November 7, 2008 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Greater Spokane League
    Regional Playoffs

    • Central Valley
      Bears
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Central Valley High School
Central Valley High School
821 S Sullivan Road
Spokane Valley, WA
Mascot: Bears
  • Bombers v. Bears
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    Games
    Bombers
    Bears
  • Wins
    2
    67
    3
  • Losses
    1
    20
    35
  • Overall
    3
    87
    38
  • Records by Head Coach
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    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • Mike Neidhold
    2
    1
    0
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