Football: Richland vs. Chiawana preview capsule

September 20, 2013 

Richland Bombers at (6) Chiawana Riverhawks

7 p.m. today, Edgar Brown Stadium

Records: Richland 2-0, 2-0; Chiawana 2-0, 2-0.

Last week: Richland 21, Walla Walla 6; Chiawana 48, Kennewick 0

Players to watch: Richland, RB Anthony Galat (23-128 rushing); QB Zach Whitby (25-45-2—334, 4 TDs); WR Payton Radliff (7-139 receiving, 1 TD). Chiawana, RB Clifton Lozano (33-250 rushing, 3 TDs); QB Joey Zamora (26-50-0—470, 4 TDs); WR Dre Dorton (7-86 receiving, 1 TD).

Radio: KONA 610 AM

Notes: The Bombers defense has been strong the first two games, allowing just 13 points. They will face an extremely tough test tonight against the Riverhawks, though. Chiawana features a balanced offense with very few holes. ... Richland has four rushers over 100 yards already this season, as Galat, Bennett Peterson, Nathan Perry and Josh Phillips are all across the century mark. They could play a big role tonight as Richland will try to keep the Chiawana offense off the field. But they will be going up against a rushing defense that has allowed just 5 yards on the ground this season. ... Chiawana has only given up 298 yards in two games, while piling up 900 yards on offense. To say the Riverhawks have had a strong start would be a bit of an understatement.

Prediction: Chiawana 28-7

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