Game Recap October 16, 2019

In 2009 Richland went into Edgar Brown stadium and lost a close one to Pasco, 21-20. Over the next decade the Bulldogs never got close to winning again, while the Bombers registered five shutouts and two games where Pasco scored only once. Pasco was always a gimme game, but the Bulldogs are a gimme no more. In an ugly game fraught with penalties and miscues, the Pasco Bulldogs pulled off a stunner and recorded a win against the Richland Bombers, 16-14.

The game began in the normal manner as Pasco tried to run the ball against the Bomber defense but came up short on fourth down when Camron Ball torpedoed the runner. A quick pass to Ben Fewel went for 17 yards, and then a huge run by Kainoa Steward was called back for holding. 

In literature this is called foreshadowing. 

The rest of the game followed that pattern, with what could be a potent Bomber offense stymied by penalties and what looked like self-imposed confusion. The first offensive series lasted thirteen plays and featured nearly as many penalties against Richland (2) as Pasco would be called for the entire game (3). Richland used those thirteen plays to get to the Pasco 8 yard line but couldn't produce any points for the effort. 

Red zone troubles have plagued the Bombers consistently so far this season, and this game is a prime example.

Although a crew of talented receivers means the Bombers are always within scoring range, putting points on the board from close range helps pad the win column. Both touchdowns this game came from receptions inside the 20. One in the first half as an isolated Ben Fewel zipped past his defender to make the catch in the end zone, and one late in the second half when Matt Robinson came back to the pass and dove backward over the line to keep Richland in the game.

The trouble in this game, aside from a 5:1 penalty ratio in favor of Pasco, was a flat offense. The Bomber D held Pasco to -7 yards on the ground on 30 attempts but allowed over 200 yards passing. The secondary saw a heavy rotation of players and struggled periodically to prevent big gains. Marshaun Davis-Copeland, one of the top cornerbacks in the MCC, did not play much defense this game, and the league's second leading receiver, Des Licon, caught 10 passes for just over 100 yards. Defensive linemen Sam Stanfield and Josh White each had a couple sacks along with plenty of tackles for loss, and the defense as a whole limited the Bulldogs to one touchdown on a broken play and QB scramble. 

While the defense fought hard and the offense struggled, the game was still winnable if not for the quirks of fate. After a high snap in the second half slid into the endzone for a safety, putting the score at 9-7, the following kick went right to the speedy and determined Licon, who merely ran 70 yards down the visitor's sideline to make it 16-7 with only a few minutes to play. Robinson put his points on the board to get within 2, but a noisy Pasco crowd (including the marching band, which was playing as the Richland offense attempted to run plays) kept the Bombers from getting it together enough to pull off a comeback.

Fewel, the leading receiver in the MCC, had over 100 yards for the fourth straight game, the D line stuffed the run game again despite constant double teams on Stanfield and only one holding call against Pasco, and Robinson finished with 75 yards in catches and plenty of good plays at corner, but it wasn't enough to prevent the long-awaited miracle win by Pasco, handing the Bombers only their second loss at Edgar Brown since 2014. 

The loss puts Richland in a bad position for the playoffs, depending on future Pasco losses to other 4A teams to secure one of only two postseason spots. We'll see how the Bombers fight back against Walla Walla at Fran Rish next week.

Go Bombers!

  • September 27, 2019
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    2
    3
    4
     
    Final
  • Richland Bombers
    0
    7
    0
    7
     
    14
  • Pasco Bulldogs
    0
    0
    0
    16
     
    16

Friday September 27, 2019 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 16
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 21, 2018 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 41
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 29, 2017 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Homecoming

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 63
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Thursday September 29, 2016 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 47
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 16, 2015 Fran Rish Stadium

  • Homecoming 2015

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 17, 2014 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 49
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday November 1, 2013 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 63
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 26, 2012 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 2, 2011 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 44
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 10
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 3, 2010 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 4, 2009 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday September 5, 2008 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 22
    •  
      Richland
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 26, 2007 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

Friday October 27, 2006 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2003

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2002

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 10
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2001

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 16
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2000

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1999

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 3
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1998

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1997

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 10
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 2
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1996

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1995

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1994

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 15
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1993

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 21
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 43
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1992

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1991

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1990

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1989

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 23
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1988

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1987

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1986

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 10
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1985

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1984

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 10
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

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

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1982

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1981

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

Friday September 12, 1980 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1979

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 25
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1978

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1977

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 17
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1976

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1975

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 29
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1974

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 3
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1974

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1973

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1973

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 9
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1972

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1971

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 15
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1971

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 22
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 30
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1970

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1970

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 28
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1969

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

Friday October 24, 1969

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1968

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 24
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1968

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1967

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1967

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 9
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1966

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1966

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1965

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1964

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

Friday October 11, 1963 Bomber Bowl

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1962

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 8
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1961

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1960

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1959

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1958

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1957 Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 39
    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1956

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1955

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1954

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 19
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1953

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1952

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 12
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1951

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 18
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1950

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 18
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1949

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 26
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1948

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1947

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1946

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 31
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1945

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 51
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fred Littau

1945

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 33
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fred Littau

1944

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 14
    • Richland
      Broncs
    • 0
  • Head Coach: John F. Eubanks

1944

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    • Richland
      Beavers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: John F. Eubanks

1926

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 31
    • Richland
      Colts
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Raymond V. Puette

1919

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 55
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Elmer H Dixon

1916

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 21
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1916

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 7
    •  
      Richland
    • 7
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1915

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 35
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1915

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 21
    •  
      Richland
    • 7
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1913

    • Pasco
      Bulldogs
    • 0
    •  
      Richland
    • 84
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

Pasco High School
Pasco High School
1108 N 10th Avenue
Pasco, WA
Mascot: Bulldogs
  • Bombers v. Bulldogs
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Bulldogs
  • Wins
    45
    1,286
    341
  • Losses
    43
    294
    911
  • Ties
    4
    39
    39
  • Overall
    92
    1,619
    1,291
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • JD Covington
    14
    5
    0
  • Fran Rish
    10
    10
    2
  • Lonnie Pierson
    9
    9
    0
  • Mike Neidhold
    9
    3
    0
  • George Rallis
    1
    7
    0
  • Garrick Redden
    1
    1
    0
  • C. H. Lillie
    1
    3
    1
  • Fred Littau
    0
    2
    0
  • Elmer H Dixon
    0
    1
    0
  • Raymond V. Puette
    0
    1
    0
  • John F. Eubanks
    0
    1
    1
Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium