Football: Walla Walla-Richland preview capsule

September 12, 2013 

Walla Walla Blue Devils at Richland Bombers

7 p.m. today, Fran Rish Stadium

Records: Walla Walla 0-1, 0-0; Richland 1-0, 1-0

Last week: Moses Lake 27, Walla Walla 24 (OT); Richland 27, Southridge 7

Players to watch: QB Zach Zehner, sr. (23-32-0—280, 3 TDs); WR Darnell Handcox, sr. (8-130 receiving, 1 TD). RB Anthony Galat, sr. (10-71 rushing); WR Payton Radliff, sr. (5-94, 1 TD).

Radio: ESPN 1490 AM

TV: SWX

Notes: The Blue Devils surprised many by taking CBBN favorite Moses Lake to overtime. ... New QB Zehner had a monster game in his first career start, throwing for 280 yards and three touchdowns. ... The Blue Devils only rushed for 72 yards and will need more balance to compete against the powers in the Mid-Col. ... The Bombers showed off a stingy defense in the opener, giving up just seven points and 219 yards to Southridge. ... New receiver Radliff had a nice debut. He is a long jump star in the spring, advancing to the state meet as a junior.

Prediction: Richland 21, Walla Walla 17

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