Richland football coach Mike Neidhold and players Adam Weissenfels and Jax Lee on Thursday were named to the USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA state football team.
Neidhold led the Bombers to a 14-0 season and their third state title — their first since 1999 — with a 28-21 win over Woodinville in the Class 4A title game.
Weissenfels was named to the first team as a defensive back, while Lee was selected as a second-team defensive lineman.
Weissenfels was named the Associated Press Washington state 4A player of the year. He finished the season with 16 total touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He was a consensus All-State player, also being named to the News Tribune’s and Seattle Times’ teams.
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Lee also was a first-team all-state selection on the defensive line.
Also honored was Kamiakin wide receiver Champ Grayson, who was a second-team receiver. Grayson was a first-team all-state receiver at the Class 3A level.
The Bombers also finished No. 9 in the USA Today Super 25 regional rankings for the West region, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.