Game Recap October 19, 2022

BY SORREL STRATFORD

Read the article in the Atomic Times

Everyone’s eyes were on the Bombers after an unfortunate homecoming game loss to Kennewick last Friday. Competing against the Blue Devils tonight at Borleske Stadium, the Bombers showed that they would not be slowed down. With an end score of 42-0, Richland is in higher spirits.

It was an emotional week in the Walla Walla community as the Blue devils experienced two heartbreaking losses. The Walla Walla community was celebrating the life of legendary coach Gary Mires who coached football at Walla Walla High School and built the Walla Walla football program from the ground up. He died on November 18th, 2021, and was the head coach at WaHi for many years. Zaley, a freshman at WAHi and coach Dave Blocklingers daughter, was in a fatal car accident last Saturday. Zaley was only fourteen years old and part of the soccer community at Walla Walla high school. WaHi students did not have school due to conferences, and service for Zaley was held on campus Friday morning. Teams from all around the MCC have shown their support in the best way they can for the loss of Zaley, with many teams making posters and wearing purple to “play for Zaley.”

The Bombers student section, along with WaHi’s students, wore purple to honor her as that was her favorite color. It was a good football game for the Bombers, but when it came to an end, athletes from both teams came together in prayer at the 50-yard line to share a message of appreciating every second we have on this earth. Senior captain Landon Charlton when asked what the emotions were like during the game, Charlton responded, “During the game, we kept focused on football, and we just played. But after, we put aside the game and talked about something much bigger and came together as a family to show our support and respect for Zaley and her family.” The sports community is closer than ever and shows that in a time of need, the teams will be there for each other in any way they can.

Richland started the game off strong, marching down the field to score two touchdowns in just the first quarter. Freshman Brody Bocek had the first touchdown with a pass from Josh Woodard to put the bombers ahead at the seven-minute mark. Josh would have some great throws tonight, giving the bombers multiple scoring opportunities. With 5:30 left in the first quarter, Woodard throws a 43-yard ball to find junior wide receiver John Simons in the end zone to put the bombers ahead 14-0 in the first quarter.

The momentum doesn’t stop there. The Bombers will continue to score big before the half with touchdowns from freshman Brody Bocek, junior John Simons, senior Seth Shook, and sophomore Colson Mackey,  for two at the end of the second quarter. The bombers score in the last ten seconds before halftime, ending the half with a massive 42-0 lead allowing the bombers to have a running clock for the rest of the game. Woodard would tie the RHS record for most touchdowns thrown in a half of a game. Bomber graduate Cade Jensen set the record of six touchdown passes in half in 2017 when the bombers had an undefeated season.

The Blue Devils were unable to get through the Bomber’s defense, who were stopping the run and shutting down the pass all night long. Walla Walla had a blocked punt early in the second quarter that gave them great field position within the 20, but Rayce Reeves ended all momentum for the Blue Devils with a huge Interception and 70+ yard return. This was one of two Interceptions the Bombers would have tonight in the red zone.

With the running clock, It was an uneventful second half for both teams, with no points scored. The second string for the Bombers would start the second half giving the underclassmen on the Bombers experience playing at the varsity level, preparing them to fill the gaps in the upcoming years. Richland will lose many key players next year, but the underclassmen seem to be stepping up to the challenge, scoring 3 out of 5 touchdowns from Friday’s game. Freshman Brody Bocek with one and sophomore Colson Mackey with two.

The Bombers are now in a better position for playoffs. With a tough game coming up this Thursday against the Kamiakin Braves, who are ranked fourth in the Mid-Columbia Conference, the Bombers need a big win.

  • October 14, 2022
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    Final
  • Richland Bombers
    14
    28
    0
    0
     
    42
  • Walla Walla Blue Devils
    0
    0
    0
    0
     
    0
  • 1st Quarter
  • Touchdown: Josh Woodard 6 yard pass to Brody Bocek (Jason Slack kick) (8:33)
    Richland 7, Walla Walla 0
  • Touchdown: Woodard 43 yard pass to John Simons (Slack kick) (5:11)
    Richland 14, Walla Walla 0
  • 2nd Quarter
  • Touchdown: Woodard 29 yard pass to Seth Shook (Slack kick) (11:39)
    Richland 21, Walla Walla 0
  • Touchdown: Woodard 34 yards to Bocek (Slack kick) (9:37)
    Richland 28, Walla Walla 0
  • Touchdown: Woodard 8 yard pass to Colson Mackey (Slack kick) (1:34)
    Richland 35, Walla Walla 0
  • Touchdown: Woodard 26 yard pass to Mackey (Slack kick) (0:02)
    Richland 42, Walla Walla 0

Friday October 14, 2022 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 42
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 15, 2021 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 49
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 4, 2019 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 28, 2018 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 13, 2017 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 39
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 14, 2016 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 64
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 2, 2015 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 31
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 3, 2014 Borleske Stadium

    •  
      Richland
    • 0
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 34
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 13, 2013 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 7, 2012 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 14, 2011 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 31
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 15
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 15, 2010 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 34
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 23, 2009 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 35
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Thursday October 23, 2008 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 34
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 14, 2007 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

Friday September 15, 2006 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 16
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

Friday October 28, 2005 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

Friday October 29, 2004 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 41
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 34
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

Thursday November 1, 2001 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

Friday September 29, 2000 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 45
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

Friday October 1, 1999 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 42
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1998

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1997

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 10
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1996

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 16
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1995

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 36
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1994

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 30
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1994 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs Quarterfinals; 500th Richland Bomber Football Game

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1993

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1992

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1991

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 8
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1990

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 38
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1989

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1988

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1987

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1986

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 10
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1985

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1984

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 15
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1982

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 42
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1981

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 39
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

Friday October 17, 1980 Bomber Bowl

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 33
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1979

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1978

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 42
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1977

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1976

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 9
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1975

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 41
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1974

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 8
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1973

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

Friday November 10, 1972 Bomber Bowl

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

Friday November 12, 1971 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 19
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1970

  • Jamboree

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1970

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 33
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1969

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

Friday September 13, 1968 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

  • Jamboree - Non Conference Game

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 6
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

Friday November 8, 1968 Bomber Bowl

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

Friday September 22, 1967 Bomber Bowl

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 23
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

Friday November 10, 1967 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 26
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1966 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1966 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1965

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1965

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1964

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1964

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday November 8, 1963 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1962

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1961

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1960

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 39
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 18
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1959

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1958

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1957 Bomber Bowl

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1957 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday October 5, 1956 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1955

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1955

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1954

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Thursday November 11, 1954 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1953

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday October 10, 1952 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday October 12, 1951 Bomber Bowl

  • Record Crowd of 6,700 at Bomber Bowl

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Saturday October 14, 1950 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday October 4, 1946 Bomber Bowl

    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday October 5, 1945 Borleske Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
    • Walla Walla
      Blue Devils
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Fred Littau

Walla Walla High School
Walla Walla High School
800 Abbott Road
Walla Walla , WA
Mascot: Blue Devils
  • Bombers v. Blue Devils
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Blue Devils
  • Wins
    33
    968
    355
  • Losses
    47
    421
    1,073
  • Ties
    2
    19
    19
  • Overall
    82
    1,408
    1,447
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • Mike Neidhold
    11
    3
    0
  • JD Covington
    8
    7
    0
  • Lonnie Pierson
    8
    10
    0
  • Fran Rish
    4
    18
    2
  • Garrick Redden
    2
    1
    0
  • George Rallis
    0
    7
    0
  • Fred Littau
    0
    1
    0
Borleske Stadium