Game Recap September 26, 2023

BY JEFF MORROW
SPECIAL TO THE TRI-CITY HERALD

Three things seemed pretty apparent during Thursday night’s Mid-Columbia Conference football game at Fran Rish Stadium in Richland. First, Chiawana has a pretty good defense. Might be one of the best MCC defensive units in the last 10 years.

Second, it doesn’t matter what kind of defense you have. Richland quarterback Josh Woodard is gonna move the football. And finally, when everything else fails, use your featured running back and the big fellas on the o!ensive line to move the ball and chew up the clock. That’s what visiting Chiawana did to beat the host Bombers 27-14 in a big showdown. With the win, the Riverhawks improve to 3-1 in MCC play, while the Bombers fall to 3-1.

The main di!erence in Thursday’s win? Try Hunter Taylor, the senior running back for Chiawana, who took a handoff 31 times and rushed for 155 yards. He also scored on touchdown runs of 11 and 12 yards. It was classic Chiawana football, dating back to the beginning of the program: hand the ball off to the running back, follow your linemen — and don’t even try to hide it. Basically tell the defense, we’re running the ball. Try to stop us.

“That’s Chiawana football,” said Taylor. “I owe everything tonight to my offensive line. I just had to be patient, wait for the block to develop, and then follow my blockers.” Chiawana coach Scott Bond said using Taylor was the game plan, especially since the receiving corps was hurting. “We haven’t had Justin Webber for two games, and Michael Hansen hurt his knee and missed this game,” said Bond. Meanwhile, it’s becoming apparent that you can’t stop Woodard and the Bombers receiving corps. You can only hope to contain them.

Woodard was outstanding, completing 24 of 35 passing attempts for 391 yards and two touchdown passes of 8 and 85 yards to Colson Mackey. Mackey, a junior, also put up video game numbers, catching 8 passes for 184 yards. Rayce Reeves added 7 catches for 80 yards, while Brody Bocek had 4 receptions for 70 yards. But the Riverhawks never trailed in this game. Which brings us to the Chiawana defense. The Riverhawks are good at swarming and containing. Richland’s rushing game was non-existent, as the Bombers totaled negative 35 yards on the ground. The pressure was always there, as the Chiawana D totaled 13 tackles for loss, 4 quarterback sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Moreover, half of Chiawana’s touchdowns were scored by the Riverhawks defensive unit. Brooks Zaro read a slant route perfectly in the first quarter,  picking off Woodard and running it back 43 yards for the score. In the third quarter, the Bombers snapped the ball well over Woodard’s head — 21 yards behind the line of scrimmage, in fact — as Chiawana’s Jaxson Baxter scooped it up and ran it the remaining 13 yards for a TD. “That was a great defensive effort,” said Bond. “Our D coaches do a great job.” Richland coach Mike Neidhold agreed.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Chi, Taylor 31-155, Braxton Feldmann 2-12, Cooper MacPherson 3-6, DJ Duran 5-minus 14, Totals 41-159. Rich, Woodard 16-minus 1; Sylen Kissel-Kauhane 2-minus 3, John Simons 10-minus 10, Team 1-minus 21, Totals 29-minus 35.

PASSING — Chi, Duran 3-10-1-46 yards. Rich, Woodard 24-35-2-391.

RECEIVING — Chi, Mason Tovar 1-22, Taylor 1-13, Baxter 1-11. Rich, Mackey 8-184, Rayce Reeves 7-80, Brody Bocek 4-70, Zach Rose 2-38, Kooper Schmitt 1-24, Chris Daniels 1-5, Simons 1-minus 5.

DEFENSE — Chi leaders: Feldmann 7 tackles (1 for loss); Baxter 4 tackles (3 for loss), QB sack; Zaro 4 tackles, pass breakup, interception; Ethan Edward 5 tackles (1 for loss), QB sack. Rich leaders: Reeves 4 tackles, pass breakup, interception; Ethan VanBeek 6 tackles, QB sack; Zach Rose 4 tackles, one cover; Cannon Weikum 5 tackles.

FIRST DOWNS — Chi 14, Rich 13. FUMBLES-LOST — Chi 1-0, Rich 1-1.

PENALTIES-YARDS — Chi 9-86, Rich 12-93.

  • September 21, 2023
    1
    2
    3
    4
     
    Final
  • Chiawana Riverhawks
    14
    0
    7
    6
     
    27
  • Richland Bombers
    0
    7
    7
    0
     
    14
  • 1st Quarter
  • Touchdown: Hunter Taylor 11 Yd Run (Aaron Lowry Kick) (8:23)
    Chiawana 7, Richland 0
  • Touchdown: Brooks Zaro Interception Return (Lowry Kick) (2:25)
    Chiawana 14, Richland 0
  • 2nd Quarter
  • Touchdown: Colson Mackey 8 Yd Pass From Joshua Woodard (Jason Slack Kick) (7:42)
    Chiawana 14, Richland 7
  • 3rd Quarter
  • Touchdown: Jaxson Baxter Fumble Return (Lowry Kick) (8:11)
    Chiawana 21, Richland 7
  • Touchdown: Colson Mackey 85 Yd Pass From Joshua Woodard (Slack Kick) (7:23)
    Chiawana 21, Richland 14
  • 4th Quarter
  • Touchdown: Hunter Taylor 12 Yd Run (Kick Fail) (9:17)
    Chiawana 27, Richland 14

Richland Statistics

  • Team Totals
  • Richland
  • Totals
    Plays: 75
    Passing: 381
    Rushing: -19
  • Penalties
    Flags: 14
    Yards: 90
  • First Downs
    Passing: 18
    Rushing: 0
    Penalties: 0
  • 3rd Down
    Attempts: 13
    First Downs: 5
    Efficency: 38%
  • 4th Down
    Attempts: 6
    First Downs: 2
    Efficiency: 33%

Chiawana Statistics

  • Team Totals
  • Chiawana
  • Totals
    Plays: 58
    Passing: 38
    Rushing: 158
  • Penalties
    Flags: 8
    Yards: 63
  • First Downs
    Passing: 11
    Rushing: 0
    Penalties: 0
  • 3rd Down
    Attempts: 10
    First Downs: 2
    Efficency: 20%
  • 4th Down
    Attempts: 3
    First Downs: 2
    Efficiency: 67%

Offense

  • Passing
  • Player
    C/Att
    Yds
    TD
    Long
    Int
    2PT
  • 4 Josh Woodard
    24/36
    396
    2
    85
    2
    0
  • TEAM
    24/36
    396
    2
    85
    2
    0
  • Rushing
  • Player
    Att
    Yds
    TD
    Long
    FUM
    2PT
  • 4 Josh Woodard
    15
    -8
    0
    13
    0/0
    0
  • 2 John Simons
    10
    -9
    0
    2
    0/0
    0
  • 14 Sylen Kiesel-Kauhane
    2
    -2
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • TEAM
    27
    -19
    0
    13
    0/0
    0
  • Receiving
  • Player
    REC
    Yds
    TD
    Long
    FUM
    2PT
  • 6 Colson Mackey
    8
    184
    2
    85
    0/0
    0
  • 11 Rayce Reeves
    7
    80
    0
    29
    0/0
    0
  • 10 Brody Bocek
    4
    70
    0
    34
    0/0
    0
  • 7 Zach Rose
    2
    38
    0
    26
    0/0
    0
  • 19 Kooper Schmitt
    1
    24
    0
    24
    0/0
    0
  • 9 Chris Daniels
    1
    5
    0
    5
    0/0
    0
  • 2 John Simons
    1
    -5
    0
    -5
    0/0
    0
  • TEAM
    24
    396
    2
    85
    0/0
    0

Offense

  • Passing
  • Player
    C/Att
    Yds
    TD
    Long
    Int
    2PT
  • 3 DJ Duran
    3/10
    38
    0
    22
    1
    0
  • TEAM
    3/10
    38
    0
    22
    1
    0
  • Rushing
  • Player
    Att
    Yds
    TD
    Long
    FUM
    2PT
  • 40 Hunter Taylor
    31
    151
    2
    16
    0/0
    0
  • 3 DJ Duran
    6
    -12
    0
    1
    0/0
    0
  • 9 Cooper MacPherson
    4
    16
    0
    8
    0/0
    0
  • 6 Braxton Feldmann
    1
    3
    0
    3
    0/0
    0
  • TEAM
    42
    158
    2
    16
    0/0
    0
  • Receiving
  • Player
    REC
    Yds
    TD
    Long
    FUM
    2PT
  • 40 Hunter Taylor
    1
    13
    0
    13
    0/0
    0
  • 13 Jaxon Baxter
    1
    3
    0
    3
    0/0
    0
  • TEAM
    1
    22
    0
    22
    0/0
    0
  • TEAM
    3
    38
    0
    22
    0/0
    0

Defense

  • Defense
  • Player
    TK
    AST
    SAK
    SFT
    INT
    FUM
    BLKS
    TD
  • 24 Jakob Brannon
    4
    6
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 55 Colby Whitby
    4
    5
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 17 John Corbin
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 88 Ethan VanBeek
    2
    4
    1
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 32 Cannon Weikum
    2
    7
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 19 Kooper Schmitt
    2
    2
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 7 Zach Rose
    2
    2
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 78 Lyden Wilson
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 74 Jaxon Jones
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 64 Gavin Wilcox
    1
    1
    1
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 71 Julius Caston
    1
    3
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 9 Chris Daniels
    1
    2
    1
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 11 Rayce Reeves
    1
    2
    0
    0
    1/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 20 Gunnar Grall
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 63 Vincent Kenfua
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • TEAM
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    1/0
    1
  • TEAM
    24
    38
    3
    0
    1/0
    0
    1/0
    1

Defense

  • Defense
  • Player
    TK
    AST
    SAK
    SFT
    INT
    FUM
    BLKS
    TD
  • 6 Braxton Feldmann
    6
    3
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 9 Cooper MacPherson
    5
    1
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 13 Jaxon Baxter
    5
    3
    1
    0
    0/0
    1
    0/0
    1
  • 45 Ethan Elward
    5
    2
    1
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 14 Jonas Adamson
    3
    0
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 8 Brooks Zaro
    2
    1
    0
    0
    1/0
    0
    0/0
    1
  • 28 Tayten Cissne
    2
    2
    1
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 58 Lane Hedrick
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 5 Rylen Blair
    1
    1
    0
    0
    1/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 2 Cage Sommerville
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 19 Morgan Dodson
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 51 Zach Alvarez
    0
    4
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • 25 Tristan Breier
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0/0
    0
    0/0
    0
  • TEAM
    32
    20
    3
    0
    2/0
    1
    0/0
    2

Special Teams

  • Kick Returns
  • Player
    RET
    Yds
    AVG
    Long
    TD
  • 2 John Simons
    2
    28
    14
    19
    0
  • TEAM
    2
    28
    0
    19
    0
  • Punt Returns
  • Player
    RET
    Yds
    AVG
    Long
    TD
  • 7 Zach Rose
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • 24 Jakob Brannon
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • TEAM
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • Kicking
  • Player
    FG
    Long
    %
    PAT
    %
    PTS
  • 80 Jason Slack
    0/0
    0
    0%
    2/2
    100%
    2
  • TEAM
    0/0
    0%
    0
    2/2
    100%
    2
  • Kickoffs
  • Player
    ATT
    YDS
    Long
    TB
  • 80 Jason Slack
    3
    111
    42
    0
  • TEAM
    3
    111
    42
    0
  • Punting
  • Player
    ATT
    YDS
    AVG
    Long
    IN20
  • 80 Jason Slack
    3
    28
    9
    32
    1
  • TEAM
    3
    28
    9%
    32
    1

Special Teams

  • Kick Returns
  • Player
    RET
    Yds
    AVG
    Long
    TD
  • 5 Rylen Blair
    2
    34
    17
    23
    0
  • 6 Braxton Feldmann
    1
    25
    25
    25
    0
  • TEAM
    3
    59
    0
    25
    0
  • Punt Returns
  • Player
    RET
    Yds
    AVG
    Long
    TD
  • 2 Cage Sommerville
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • TEAM
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
  • Kicking
  • Player
    FG
    Long
    %
    PAT
    %
    PTS
  • 57 Aaron Lowrey
    0/0
    0
    0%
    3/3
    100%
    3
  • TEAM
    0/0
    0%
    0
    3/3
    100%
    3
  • Kickoffs
  • Player
    ATT
    YDS
    Long
    TB
  • 19 Morgan Dodson
    5
    286
    60
    3
  • TEAM
    5
    286
    60
    3
  • Punting
  • Player
    ATT
    YDS
    AVG
    Long
    IN20
  • 57 Aaron Lowrey
    4
    144
    36
    42
    2
  • TEAM
    4
    144
    36%
    42
    2

Thursday September 21, 2023 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 23, 2022 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 39
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 1, 2021 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Last game on natural grass at Fran Rish Stadium

    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Tuesday March 30, 2021 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 6, 2019 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 38
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday August 31, 2018 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 20, 2017 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Senior Night

    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 21, 2016 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 18, 2015 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 19, 2014 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 41
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 20, 2013 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 42
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 14, 2012 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 30, 2011 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 22
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 1, 2010 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 17
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 9, 2009 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
    • Chiawana
      Riverhawks
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Chiawana High School
Chiawana High School
8125 Argent Road
Pasco, WA
Mascot: Riverhawks
  • Bombers v. Riverhawks
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Riverhawks
  • Wins
    6
    119
    61
  • Losses
    9
    82
    269
  • Overall
    15
    201
    330
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • Mike Neidhold
    6
    9
    0
Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium