Here is a preview of the Richland Bombers for the CBBN 4A football season:
Coach: Mike Neidhold (4th year, 21-10).
Last league title: 2008.
Last playoff berth: 2010.
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Home field: Fran Rish Stadium.
OFFENSE POS YR HT WT
Colter Quick QB Sr. 6-3 185
Cameron Simpson RB Jr. 5-9 175
B.K. Robinson RB Sr. 6-1 190
Patrick Robinson WR Sr. 6-3 175
Ellijah Gardaya WR Sr. 5-8 170
Jarett Wolf TE Sr. 5-11 205
Derek Matheson C Jr. 5-10 228
Kaehlin Laville G Jr. 6-3 230
Dennis Christensen G Sr. 6-4 270
Clayton Simundson T Jr. 6-3 235
Mitch Lauterbach T Sr. 6-0 200
Q Taychak K Sr. 5-10 145
DEFENSE POS YR HT WT
B.K. Robinson DE Sr. 6-1 190
Jarett Wolf DT Sr. 5-11 205
Dennis Christensen DT Sr. 6-4 270
Mitch Lauterbach DE Sr. 6-0 200
Sawyer Powell LB Sr. 6-2 205
Tory Weitz LB Sr. 6-3 175
Cameron Simpson LB Jr. 5-9 175
Deric Samples DB Jr. 6-0 150
Connor Egbert DB Sr. 5-8 160
Ellijah Gardaya DB Sr. 5-8 170
Mason Baird DB Jr. 5-9 165
Joe Payne P Sr. 5-11 175
Others to watch
WR/DB Connor Qualheim, Sr. (5-10, 160); QB Gibson McGeorge, So. (5-10, 160); QB Zack Whitby, So. (5-9, 175); RB/LB Matt Chalmers, Jr. (5-11, 209); RB/LB Hayden Whitby, So. (5-9, 180); TE/LB Ethan Whitby, Sr. (6-0, 210); OL/DL Tyler Jackson, Jr. (6-0, 260); OL/DL Michael Van Gorkum, Jr. (5-11, 240); OL/DL Devon Krumm, Sr. (6-3, 230); OL/DL Will Fisher, Fr. (6-4, 230); WR/LB Brock Whitby, So. (6-2, 170); TE/DL Mitchell Campbell, Jr. (6-1, 190); TE/LB Elijah Morris, So. (6-2, 185).
* QB Quick will benefit from the tutelage of Tom Moore and a year of off-season work.
* K Kevin Garza will miss the season after surgery on his stomach 2 days into fall camp. But Q Taychak, who filled in admirably for Garza last season, can put a charge into the ball.
* QB Zack Whitby is one of four Whitby family members to join the Bombers this year after transferring from Pasco. Zack was the Bulldogs' leading passer as a freshman with 1,541 yards and 14 TDs.
* He may not have the prettiest style, but RB Robinson led CBBN 4A with 8.1 yards per carry last season. "He runs like a bucket of bolts, but he made some spectacular runs," Neidhold said.
The Bombers lost some bodies on the line, but they have valuable returners at the skill positions. They'll contend for the CBBN 4A title.