GAME 1: Friday September 14, 1956 — Bomber Bowl
    • Yakima
      Pirates
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Richland Bombers 19, Yakima 0

    Displaying a potent running attack ans a strong defensive game the Bombers defeated the Yakima Pirates 19-0 in the first game of the season for both teams. With Bill Johnson, Kenny Ryan and Danny Neth leading the offensive attack, the Bombers ran around, through and over the undermanned Pirates. John Meyers, Gary Armstrong, Jim Williams, and Pat Crook led the defensive attack against the h
GAME 2: Friday September 21, 1956 — Hermision Bulldog Stadium
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 33
    • Hermiston
      Bulldogs
    • 6
  • Richland Bombers 33, Hermiston 6

    With the first string playing only 16 minutes of the game, the Bombers trounced the smaller and outmanned team of Hermiston Bulldogs 33-6. The first two times Bill Johnson received the ball, he rambled for touchdowns. It was no contest from the beginning with the Green and Gold's strong offense and equally strong defense working at a peak. Other Bomber touchdowns were scored by Kip Jones, Norri
GAME 3: Friday October 5, 1956 — Borleske Stadium
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 28
  • Richland Bombers 21, Walla Walla 28

    Traveling to Walla Walla after a week layoff, the Green and Gold clad Bombers were defeated by the second ranked Blue Devils 28-21. With the fumble bug hitting them, as has always been the case of the Bombers in Borleske Stadium, the Bombers gave Wa-Hi two scoring opportunities, which they took advantage of. The Blue Devils scored first on a 30 yard pass play from Don Davis to Roger Amundson. B
GAME 4: Friday October 12, 1956 — Bomber Bowl
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Richland Bombers 13, Pasco 20

    The Bombers lost their second straight Homecoming game, 20-13, this time to the Pasco Bulldogs. The Green and Gold clad Bombers looked like they were going to control the game as the first time they received the ball they went on a sustained 70 yard march which resulted in a touchdown for the Bombers. Pasco bounced back and tied the halftime score at 13-13. The second half was evenly played as

Homecoming

GAME 5: Friday October 19, 1956 — Bomber Bowl
    • Wenatchee
      Panthers
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Richland Bombers 28, Wenatchee 14

    The Bombers looks like the team they are against the Wentchee Panthers. Led on the ground by Danny Neth and Bill Johnson, they took over early in the first quarter. Neth, with five minutes gone, broke away and outran Wenatchee defenders for 69 yards and a touchdown. Wenatchee fought back and scored on a pass play. It was Neth again who scored for the Bombers on a play around end. The halftime s
GAME 6: Friday October 26, 1956 — Lions Field
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 33
    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
  • Richland Bombers 33, Kennewick 0

    The Bombers, set on revenge for last years defeat, stomped the Kennewick Lions 33-0. From the start the Bombers were never headed. Against an overpowering ground game and a tough defense, Kennewick gave up all hope of an upset and concentrated on scoring, which they never did. Two touchdowns apiece by Bill Johnson and George Mulligan plus a touchdown pass from Johnson to Norris gave the Bombers
GAME 7: Friday November 2, 1956 — Bomber Bowl
    • John Rogers
      Pirates
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Richland Bombers 26, John Rogers 14

    The Bombers, still fired up from their last game, went out to meet a good John Rogers team from Spokane. The Bombers received the opening kickoff and in less than two minutes had gone over for a touchdown. With the stands not yet quiet from the Bomber touchdown, a speedy Rogers' halfback ran the kickoff back 91 yards for a touchdown. Richland bounced back for a march that resulted in another Bo
GAME 8: Friday November 9, 1956 — Bomber Bowl
    • West Bremerton
      Wildcats
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Richland Bombers 27, West Bremerton 6

    A highly regarded pack of Wildcats from West Bremerton came to town looking for a victory but went home locking their wounds as the Bombers took a 27-6 victory. Quaterback George Stephens and end Norris Brown led the Richland offense as the Bombers closed out the season victoriously. Bill Johnson, playing his last game as a Bomber, scored on a 21 yard run before being injured just as the first
  • 1956 Notes & Highlights
  • Finished 12th in the Associated Press Football Poll