The Frederick Bombers took a bus ride heading east to start their season, taking on the class 3A Comanche Indians. Comanche is one of the largest 3A schools in the state has struggled mightily in the last few years and this year is looking to be no different.
The Bombers opening drive stalled early and the Bombers punted away. On the second drive of the game QB Travis Ibarra connected with WR Darrius Randle on a 36-yard pass play for the first touchdown of the game. A bad snap for the Bombers kept the score at 6—0.
The Indians didn’t wait around as they pushed back with their new spread offense. Comanche connected for a 52-yard touchdown pass themselves. With a solid kick, the Bombers trailed 7-6 late in the first quarter, but it was the only deficit the Bombers saw.
The Bombers opened the second quarter with a good drive behind the hard running of RB Jeremiah Adams. The Bombers drove down into the red-zone before stalling. The Bombers called on Kicker Jonathon Barrera to come in for a 25-yard kick for the Bombers, making the score 9-7 and putting the Bombers up for good. The Bombers drove the field again with a stable of running backs. This drive was a sweet one for RB Jeremiah Adams as he carried the ball in on the right side of the line from four yards out.
The defense for the Bombers was a big factor for them. The defensive line dominated the game pressuring the Comanche QB all night long. Defensive names routinely coming over the loud speaker were from the Bomber’s front-line Ryder Ramirez, Kent Treadwell, Heston Brown, Eric Harris and Kemontre Wright; these are just a few of the names that put time in shutting down the Comanche offense. The offense scored again for the third time in the second quarter when Ibarra connected with fellow senior Darrius Randle for another touchdown pass, this one going for 56-yards.
Another bad snap would keep the Bombers from attempting an extra-point. The Bombers took a 22-7 lead into the locker room for half-time. The Bombers came out and drove the field in the third quarter and a two-yard run by RB Christian Reyes from the two-yard line added another six points and a good snap and kick by new comer Ethan Flores gave the Bombers a 29-7 lead over the Indians.
The Bomber defense also played a role in the scoring as LB Diego Reyes grabbed his second interception at the Comanche 18 and carried it back into the end-zone, for a “Pick-6”. Ethan Flores added the extra point and the Bombers went up 36-7.
During the fourth quarter the Bombers played a lot of subs on offense, but Coach Tyler left his defense on the field.
Jeremiah Adams scored early in the fourth from the one-yard line going untouched into the end zone. Ethan Flores ended the scoring for both sides with an extra point, and the final score was 43-7.
Several big plays for the Bombers and several players ran the ball. Eight players for the Bombers had rushing stats, the most notable of them were Jeremiah Adams with 17 rushes for 79 yards and two touchdowns and Christian Reyes who rushed for 67 yards and one touchdown on 10 attempts. QB Travis Ibarra was six of 13 passing with two touchdowns and 157 yards, 94 of those yards were to WR Darrius Randle.
The Bombers play host to class 4A Elk City Elks 7:30 p.m. Friday so come out and support the Bombers at the Bomber Bowl in Frederick.
Reach Fabian Reyes at Freyes71@gmail.com.