Less than a month remains for the first half of the regular season and you’re thinking, “Wait…when did the season begin? And what happened in-between from the last season to now??”
Well…..a lot but I’ll do my best to fill in the blank.
At the end of last season the Bombers were able to pull off some big wins and return the Sweet Sixteen in Colorado. The Bombers would face off against Boulder but suffered a 19-43 loss ending their return run back to the Elite 8.
There was an end of season award ceremony to follow that included new inductees in the Bomber’s Hall of Fame, but that deserves it’s own write up and will come later.
During the summer the Bombers supplied two teams in the local Summer 7s held in Forest Park. Both sides would go undefeated throughout the season and would face each other in the Championship final. Both sides were pretty well evenly matched but the Bomber’s B side was able to pull of the win 14-12 over the Bomber’s A side. Either way it was a great game and victory for the club.
Now we’re caught up to the beginning of 2016-2017 season which started in mid September. The D3 side opened up with the first two games of the season against the Columbia Outlaws and SMRFC. Both games combined the Bombers outscored their opponent 87-10. Off to a strong start the D3 side faced the Ramblers in their third match but suffered their first lost on October 1st, 10-38. It was a tough match and tied in the first half but the Ramblers were able to capitalize on the mistakes of the Bombers and get the win.
The D2 side traveled to Kansas for their first match of the season against the KC Blues. Traveling with a roster of 17 the Bombers couldn’t afford any injuries or costly penalties. The Bombers were able to pull out a huge victory 44-7 over the KC Blues on the road.
Saturday, October 8th, brought both sides back to our home field at Lucier Park. The D3 side took on the Hornets in tough, sloppy match that resulted in a 3 point difference at the end of the match. Despite controlling the scrums and winning lines outs the Bombers were unable to put up any more than 7 points and fell 7-10 against the Hornets.
Following the first match the D2 side would face another team from Kansas, KCRFC. Both teams were coming off big wins from the previous week and looking for that second W. The Bombers were first to get on the board and lead 10-0 before KCRFC would score before the end of the first half. KCRFC would tie the game 10-10 before the Bombers put on a 21 point run and the Bombers would go onto win 43-24.
D2 is off to a 2-0 start while the D3 side started off strong, falls to 2-2 in league play.
This weekend is a culmination of three matches as the D2 side takes on the Arkansas Gryphons, D3 looks to rebound against the Mercenaries, and the Bombers Development side will take on the Royals Development side in a friendly match. All three games are at Luciar Park starting at 12pm.