Game Recap May 18, 2022

Ben Reynolds; Herald staff writer

 

Last week, Richland relied on its offense in the fourth quarter to eke out a victory.

 

This week, it was the Bombers defense that made the key plays down the stretch to preserve a win.

 

Richland overcame two second-half turnovers and improved to 2-0 with a 21-20 win over Southridge in a nonleague game Friday night at Fran Rish Stadium.

 

And after having a lot of questions coming into the season, things are slowly starting to fall into place for the Bombers as they open Columbia Basin League play next Friday at Walla Walla.

 

"I kind of like (not having a lot of expectations)," said Richland running back Marcelino Morales. "That way we can upset everyone."

 

But after beating the Suns, the Bombers are shedding that underdog image, winning two games against two tough teams.

 

A week ago against Kamiakin, the Bombers scored 12 points in the final eight minutes to pull out a 15-13 win.

 

On Friday, Richland could not find the end zone in the second half, but its defense stopped the Suns three times in the fourth quarter to hold on.

 

Southridge, which trailed 21-7 at halftime, got to within 21-20 with 10:48 left in the game on a Jason Munns 1-yard run. But Jesse Keen mixed the extra point, which proved to be the difference.

 

"We just can't beat ourselves," Southridge coach Andy Troxel said. "We just imploded. We made stupid mistakes at stupid times."

 

Morales continued to impress early on. The Pasco transfer, who racked up 202 all-purpose yards in the season opener, ran for 127 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns.

 

After Southridge tied the game at 7, Morales gave the Bombers the lead back in the second quarter when he went untouched on a draw play to score from 10 yards out to make the score 14-7.

 

Morales showed his elusiveness again less than two minutes later, when he stutter-stepped around two defenders and broke free for a 62-yard touchdown run.

 

"He's got great shiftiness and balance," Richland coach Garrick Redden said.

 

Munns shed his disappointing 4-of-10 passing effort for 32 yards in a 69-7 loss to Prosser last Saturday, and looked the part of one of the top quarterbacks in the state.

 

The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder threw the ball all over the field, hitting seven different receivers and finishing 25-of-44 for 221 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for the Suns' other two scores - both 1-yard runs.

 

Southridge moved the ball inside Bombers territory on four of its six second-half drives, but was continually hurt by penalties. The Suns were flagged 12 times for 92 yards.

 

"We ran the ball and moved the ball up the field too much," said Suns running back Dylan Jones, "but we didn't score enough."

 

Jones finished with 74 yards on 16 carries to lead Southridge.

 

Nick Leid, the Bombers first-year starting quarterback, had another solid game. He picked apart the Suns secondary with short, precise passes and finished 14-of-21 for 134 yards.

 

But he managed just six completions for 37 yards as Richland had only 68 yards of total offense in the second half.

 

Richland had a chance to put the game away in the final two minutes, but a penalty and three plays that netted minus four yards gave the ball back to the Suns with 1:33 to play.

 

Munns kept Redden and the Richland sideline on edge as he drove into Bomber territory with under 20 seconds remaining. But the Bombers defense wrapped Munns and he was forced to throw the ball away as time expired.

 

"I like to think we have some momentum," Redden said.

 

  • September 8, 2006
    1
    2
    3
    4
     
    Final
  • Southridge Suns
    0
    7
    7
    6
     
    20
  • Richland Bombers
    7
    14
    0
    0
     
    21
  • 1st Quarter
  • Touchdown: Garett Sutherland 12 Yd Pass from Nick Leid (Cody Shepard Kick)
    Richland 7, Southridge 0
  • 2nd Quarter
  • Touchdown: Jason Munns 1 Yd Run (Jesse Keen Kick)
    Richland 7, Southridge 7
  • Touchdown: Marcelino Morales 10 Yd Run (kick failed)
    Richland 13, Southridge 7
  • Touchdown: Morales 62 Yd Run (Morales pass from Leid)
    Richland 21, Southridge 7
  • 3rd Quarter
  • Touchdown: Andrew Teimouri 14 Yd Pass from Munns (Keen Kick)
    Richland 21, Southridge 14
  • 4th Quarter
  • Touchdown: Munns 1 Yd Run (Kick failed)
    Richland 21, Southridge 20

Friday September 2, 2022 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Southridge
      Suns
    •  
    • Richland
      Bombers
    •  
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Saturday October 23, 2021 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

  • Richland home game played at Lampson Stadium due to the start of construction at Fran Rish Stadium.

    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 40
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday March 12, 2021 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 48
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 11, 2019 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 44
    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 5, 2018 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 55
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 22, 2017 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 63
    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 23, 2016 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Homecoming 2016

    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 10
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Thursday October 29, 2015 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 2
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 31, 2014 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Halloween

    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 3
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 6, 2013 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday August 31, 2012 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 9
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 7, 2007 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

Friday September 8, 2006 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

Thursday October 13, 2005 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 3
    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

Thursday October 14, 2004 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 42
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

Saturday October 13, 2001 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 31
    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 16
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

Thursday November 2, 2000 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 53
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

Friday November 5, 1999 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 31
    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1998

    • Southridge
      Suns
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 38
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

Southridge High School
Southridge High School
3320 Southridge Boulevard
Kennewick, WA
Mascot: Suns
  • Bombers v. Suns
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Suns
  • Wins
    15
    531
    180
  • Losses
    3
    17
    79
  • Overall
    18
    548
    259
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • Mike Neidhold
    9
    1
    0
  • Lonnie Pierson
    4
    1
    0
  • Garrick Redden
    2
    1
    0
Neil F. Lampson Stadium