On this day in Mid-Columbia sports history

On Oct. 23 in ...

* 1959 -- Connell battled the visiting Mabton Vikings to a scoreless tie in a non-conference game.

* 1970 -- In an almost flawless performance by the Pasco offensive line, the Bulldogs rang up their fifth victory in six outings and beat the Bombers for the eighth time in nine games by the tune of 28-20 in a Big Eight Conference game at the Bomber Bowl. Bulldog Bob Smith gained 171 yards on 30 carries and scored two touchdowns.

* 1976 -- A double-Homecoming crowd of 4,500 fans watched Bruce Patrick score on a 61-yard pass play and Gary Larsen on a 64-yard run to lead Bill Till's Pasco Bulldogs to a 27-15 win over Tom Oswald's Kennewick Lions at Edgar Brown Stadium. Pasco QB Don McMains completed just 5 of 14 throws, but all five went to Patrick for 127 yards.

* 1982 -- Pasco running back Nolan Harper's 99-yard run highlighted a 196-yard, two-TD game as the Bulldogs routed Moses Lake 40-7 at Edgar Brown Stadium. Coach Gene Carlson said he wanted to call a QB sneak with his team starting a foot out of its own end zone, but quarterback Ernest Sanders pushed for the trap play instead. Pasco's defense limited Moses Lake QB Steve Miller, the top passer in the Big Nine, to just 104 yards.