A Look at the Hanford Falcons

By the Herald staff

RICHLAND -- Here's a look at the 2010 Hanford Falcons:

Coach: Rob Oram (6th year, 19-32).

Last league title: 1999.

Last playoff berth: 2009.

Home field: Fran Rish Stadium.

Projected starters (returners in bold)


Riley Shintaffer QB Sr. 5-11 195

Cameron Wagar RB Sr. 5-11 195

Lamar Bowser HB Sr. 5-10 195

Jake Oram WR So. 6-0 175

Finn McMichael WR Jr. 5-8 145

Cole Snider SB Sr. 5-7 175

Aaron Neary LT Sr. 6-3 245

Alec Richardson LG So. 6-0 235

Ruben Solis C Sr. 5-11 195

Jared Miller RG Jr. 6-2 245

Joe Douglas RT So. 6-1 220

Pete Hanson PK Jr. 6-0 170


Aaron Neary DE Sr. 6-3 245

Cody Kowalski DT So. 6-1 250

David Lowe DT Sr. 6-2 295

Xavier Johnson DE So. 6-0 205

Brent Sawicki OLB Sr. 5-8 180

Ruben Solis ILB Sr. 5-11 195

Matt McClendon OLB Sr. 5-9 180

Josh Tayamen CB Jr. 5-7 155

Tysin Reyes CB Jr. 5-8 150

Lamar Bowser SS Sr. 5-10 195

Cameron Wagar FS Sr. 5-11 195

Pete Hanson Punt Jr. 6-0 170

Others to watch: QB Chris Wilson, Jr., (6-0, 165); RB McClendon; HB Reyes; HB Jalen Devine, So., (5-9, 150); SB Sawicki; WR/LB Matt Jones, So., (6-1, 180); WR JJ Rumsey, Sr., (5-8, 160); WR Tayamen; OL Paul Mettille, Sr., (6-0, 215); OL Kowalski; DB Snider; DB Shintaffer; DB Oram; LB Ryan Shank, Jr., (5-11, 185); LB Brandon Reeves, So., (5-11, 180); DL Richardson; DL Douglas.

Quick hits

* With a first-year varsity QB and almost no receptions back, pressure will fall on Wagar and the O-line to move the chains.

* Defense has 6 returners plus two more with considerable playing time. Neary is a game-changer, and Sawicki plays full speed all the time.

* Depth will be key, especially on offensive and defensive lines.

Outlook: Success on the ground is critical, especially early in the season. If newcomers develop, Falcons could be back in playoffs.

Read more: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/09/03/1154995/a-look-at-the-hanford-falcons.html#ixzz0z4IQtYGt

Chiawana opens strong with win over Hanford

Chiawana opens strong with win over Hanford

By Jack Millikin, Herald staff writer

PASCO -- A thunderous roar poured from the east locker room at Edgar Brown Stadium following the Chiawana Riverhawks' 46-14 win over the Hanford Falcons.

It came from the Riverhawks' players, who screamed at the top of their lungs in celebration and banged on the poor defenseless lockers within.

It's hard to believe this was the same team that fought its way through nine games in 2009 with barely enough players to field a full squad and scarcely enough gas to do it.

This was a different team all right...

Read more: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/09/04/1155630/chiawana-opens-strong-with-win.html#ixzz0z4J222hg

Young, talented Hanford Falcons set to run wild in 2016


2018 Media Coverage

Broadcast Dates

9/20 - at. Southridge - SWX TV - 7pm

10/19 - vs. Hermiston - SWX TV - 7pm

Broadcast notes:
• 610AM is KONA News radio based in Pasco.
• SWX can be found on channel 183 for Charter customers, or over the air on channel 25.3 in the Tri-Cities and 23.3 in Yakima. If you don't have access to the SWX channel through your TV provider, you can stream each game on the WatchSWX app.

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Gauthier keys Hanford’s victory over Kennewick

Not so fast

Just when it looked as though Hanford had sewn up the game after Gauthier’s 31-yard touchdown reception, Kennewick came right back. On the ensuing kickoff, Emmanuel KuKu burst down the left sideline 85 yards for a touchdown to cut the margin to 26-21 with 5:24 remaining.

After Hanford went three-and-out, Kennewick had a final possession to get the go-ahead score, as the crowd got anxious.

“We just got on each other and picked each other up,” Gauthier said.

On the fourth play of the drive, the Lions converted a fourth-down with a 22-yard pass play — the Lions’ biggest play from scrimmage on the night — from Templeton to Tucker Newman to keep the drive alive.

But three plays later, Gauthier stepped in front of the pass to end the comeback bid.

“Our defense did a great job tonight,” Jay said. “We stepped up and made some plays.”

Bursts of speed

Gauthier has been one of the top receivers in the league all season entering Friday’s game, tops in the MCC with 25 catches and second in receiving yards with 451.

After a relatively quiet first half that yielded just two catches for 61 yards and one rush for four yards, Gauthier used his track speed in the second half to break some big offensive plays.

With Hanford leading 13-7 at halftime, Gauthier gave the Falcons a 20-7 lead on a 16-yard touchdown catch from Garrett Horner with 4:27 left in the third quarter.

Horner finished the game 13-of-24 passing for 195 yards and two touchdowns.

Drezdyn O’Daol-Lyons led all rushers with 24 carries for 108 yards, including a spectacular leaping touchdown in the first half that gave Hanford a 13-7 lead.

Ronny Loomis led the Lions with 19 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown.