Richland community members hold early morning Bombers football send off to playoffs
RICHLAND, Wash. — The number one football team in the Mid-Columbia Conference, the Richland Bombers headed to Gonzaga Prep Saturday morning for their quarterfinal match up for the state championship playoffs at 1 p.m.
The Richland Bombers have only lost three games in the last four years, two of those losses were to Gonzaga Prep.
KAPP-KVEW spoke to players before they hit the road Saturday to Gonzaga.
“For this group of seniors it means that we want to go all the way to the state championship because we were just one game short last year. We are just going to do what we have been doing,” Bombers Defensive Lineman Jax Lee said. “We are going to play good defense and offense and hopefully come out on top.”
If the Bombers win today they will advance to the semifinals, getting one step closer to the championship.
Before the team hit the road community members, parents, cheerleaders and the Richland school band lined the streets cheering for them.
The team was also escorted by Richland police and fire departments out of town.
Coaches said their team is ready to take on Gonzaga Prep this time around.
“We’re just ready to go play, we have a pretty good pass defense we just have to see if we are ready to stop the run. We had a really good week of practice,” Bombers defensive coordinator D.J. said. “The team is really anxious to play these guys.”
Parents said even though their sons on the team are acting very calm about today, “parents are freaking out, we are so excited!” one players mom Heather Lee said.
We will update this story after the game.