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Game Recap September 18, 2016

Being ranked number one is probably more of a curse than an honor, especially early in the season. Not only is every team looking to take down the top dog, but the adults in charge of the game tend to make sure number one doesn't take their high ranking to mean they can get away with anything. This seems to be a challenge the Richland Bombers are willing to take on, overcoming first half penalty struggles again this week to beat the Kennewick Lions 40-0 in front of a visiting crowd that outnumbered the home crowd.

After struggling last week, the receiving corps cleaned up its act and got their catches in early. After a surprisingly quick punt to end the first offensive series, the Bombers got it going with big catches from Josh Mendoza, Alex Chapman, and sophomore Ryan Kriskovich, culminating in an 11 yard touchdown catch by Mendoza. Richland's relentless defense kept Kennewick frustrated and gave the offense plenty of opportunities to score, although the Lions weren't rolling over so easily. Though clearly overmatched, they played tough and kept the score respectable during the first half. The only one other touchdown coming when running back Ben Stanfield took a pitch from quarterback Paxton Stevens on the left side and showed he was the fastest guy on the field, zipping down the home sideline past three defenders, cutting inside at the 15 to dodge two more, and then plowing the last defender into the endzone to make it a 12 point lead.

Offensively, the Bombers struggled a bit, but the defensive effort was epitomized by one first quarter play. Thwarted by tight coverage in the secondary, the Kennewick quarterback was flushed by the defensive line and rolled out to his right looking for his third receiver. That option was covered by William Harshaw-McDonald, allowing Braden Powell's hot pursuit to pay off with a sack for an eleven yard loss. That was the story of the night for Kennewick —nowhere to go, no options, and no gain.

The second half saw the Bombers electrified, with big plays coming from special teams and the defense. Unfortunately, some of the most exciting plays were called back on penalties, including kick returns by Gaven Brasker and an interception by Adam Weissenfels. These were compensated for by an interception by Chapman, an interception returned for a touchdown by Weissenfels (Weissenfels stepped in front of a pass at the 40 and raced 60 yards, juking the Kennewick QB at the 20) , two touchdowns on the ground from Parker McCary from 21 and 4 yards out, and a 33 yard catch by Chapman to seal the win at 40 points.

The Bomber D got its first shutout, holding the Lions to 48 yards total offense, allowing only one play over ten yards. The offensive and defensive lines proved dominant once again, blasting holes for the backs on offense and flushing the quarterback out of the pocket on defense. For the third straight week the Bombers have scored on the ground and in the air and have multiple players who have scored in each game.

Next week the Southridge Suns come to Fran Rish for Richland's homecoming game. The Suns are athletic and confident at 2-1, sporting a new coach and a revamped offense. Come see some old friends and cheer on the Bombers as they try to remain undefeated this Friday.


Go Bombers!

  • September 15, 2016
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    2
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    Final
  • Richland Bombers
    6
    6
    21
    7
     
    40
  • Kennewick Lions
    0
    0
    0
    0
     
    0
  • 1st Quarter
  • Touchdown: Josh Mendoza 11 yard pass from Paxton Stevens (kick fail)
    Richland 6, Kennewick 0
  • 2nd Quarter
  • Touchdown: Ben Stanfield 34 yard run (2-point conversion fail)
    Richland 12, Kennewick 0
  • 3rd Quarter
  • Touchdown: 40 Yard interception return
    Richland 19, Kennewick 0
  • Touchdown: Parker McCary 21 yard run (Weissenfels kick)
    Richland 26, Kennewick 0
  • Touchdown: Alex Chapman 33 yard pass from Stevens (Weissenfels kick)
    Richland 33, Kennewick 0
  • 4th Quarter
  • Touchdown: McCary 4 yard run (Weissenfels kick)
    Richland 40, Kennewick 0

Friday September 15, 2017 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 48
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Thursday September 15, 2016 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 40
    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 9, 2015 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 10, 2014 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 44
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 11, 2013 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 56
    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 5, 2012 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 29
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 10, 2008 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 41
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

2005

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 5
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 9
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2004

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 33
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 8
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2003

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 25
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2002

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2001

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 33
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2000

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 49
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1999

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1998

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 15
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1997

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 34
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1996

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 16
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 44
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1995

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 30
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1994

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 17
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 40
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1993

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 3
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1992

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 36
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1991

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 56
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1990

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 42
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1989

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1989

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs Quarterfinals

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 23
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1988

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 18
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1987

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1986

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 69
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 17
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1985

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 17
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1984

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 41
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 31
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

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

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1982

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1981

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 10
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1981

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs Quarterfinals

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 34
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1980

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1979

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1978

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1977

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1976

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1975

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 25
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1974

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1973

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1972

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1971

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 8
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1970

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1969

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1969

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1968

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1967

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 29
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1966

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1965

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 25
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1964

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1963

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1962

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1961

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1960

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 18
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1959

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 45
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1958

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1957 Bomber Bowl

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1956

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 33
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1955

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1954

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1953

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1952

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1951

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1950

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1949

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1948

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 16
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1947

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1946

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1945

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 47
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fred Littau

1945

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 44
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fred Littau

1944

  • Mascot officially changed from Broncs to Beavers

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Beavers
    • 18
  • Head Coach: John F. Eubanks

1944

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Beavers
    • 46
  • Head Coach: John F. Eubanks

1926

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Colts
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Raymond V. Puette

1925

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 18
    • Richland
      Colts
    • 0
  • Head Coach: VG Lowman

1919

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 69
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Elmer H Dixon

1919

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 1
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Elmer H Dixon

1916

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1916

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1915

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 8
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1915

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 22
    •  
      Richland
    • 6
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1914

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    •  
      Richland
    • 6
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1914

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    •  
      Richland
    • 41
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1912

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1912

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 39
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

Kennewick High School
Kennewick High School
500 S Dayton Street
Kennewick, WA
Mascot: Lions
  • Bombers v. Lions
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Lions
  • Wins
    53
    1,490
    551
  • Losses
    31
    188
    807
  • Ties
    3
    13
    13
  • Overall
    87
    1,691
    1,371
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • Fran Rish
    14
    6
    1
  • Lonnie Pierson
    14
    6
    0
  • JD Covington
    10
    7
    0
  • Mike Neidhold
    7
    0
    0
  • George Rallis
    3
    2
    0
  • C. H. Lillie
    2
    5
    1
  • John F. Eubanks
    2
    0
    0
  • Garrick Redden
    1
    0
    0
  • Elmer H Dixon
    0
    2
    0
  • VG Lowman
    0
    1
    0
  • Raymond V. Puette
    0
    0
    1
  • Fred Littau
    0
    2
    0
Neil F. Lampson Stadium