RICHLAND, Wash. -- The Richland Bomber winning tradition continued last year as the team finished at 7 and 3 and made the playoffs. But this year, the Bomber's are under a new coach.
But, while the offense may be different, the commitment to Bomber tradition is all the same.
New coach Mike Niedhold says, "Number one, it is an honor to be the Richland head football coach."
Running back Hunter Olveda says, "He's the definintion of a Richland Bomber."
Mike Niedhold brings 22 years of coaching experience to the team, many of them coaching the Bomber offensive line.
Niedhold brings a more open spread offense that keeps opponents guessing.
Full back Quinn Zorich says, "This is a little more trickery, more smoke and mirrors."
Olveda says, "We'll be all over the field."
Last season, Richland dropped their first playoff game to Lewis and Clark. And don't think they aren't using that game as motivation.
Niedhold says. "We expect excellence around here."
Game one is September 5th against Pasco.
Olveda says. "Knowing it's Pasco puts an extra pep in our step."
The Bombers just can't wait to get under the Friday night lights.