Bombers Snap Losing Streak


Isaac Archey, Reporter/Photographer

On Friday, September 11th, the Mountain Home Bomber football team won for the first time since 2017 in week 8. Going down 7 to start the game, but exploding for 28 in the second quarter led by Bryce McKay and Gage Hershberger ending the first half 28-7. To end the night McKay had 163 yards in the air and on the ground, trailed by Hershberger is 108 rushing yards. Mountain Home was 1-1 on the season they took on Batesville on Friday where they overcame a 17 point deficit to win their second straight game.

The Bombers showed very strong improvement compared to the last couple of years on both sides of the ball when they faced Harrison on Friday, September 4th. Even though they lost the game by double digits, there were only a couple of long passes that cost them the win (49-35) For most of the game it was a tug of war both teams fighting for every yard and filled with intensity. Being a rivalry game it was bound to be intense though, one fan described it as “an atmosphere filled with energy” and that there favorite part of the game was “the after-party”. 

Some of the opinions on the game were “It’s my favorite game of the season because of the rivalry” and “Watching our team continue to fight when they were put in a tough situation was fantastic to watch, the players kept playing and the coaches kept coaching”. Even though our team ended up losing, that was the best they’ve done against Harrison in a long time, on top of that, Harrison using the same system and coaches they always have had. The Bomber’s coaching, motto, work ethics, and system are all different and it takes time to acclimate to these changes. 

“Overall the game was a lot of fun to watch even though we didn’t win, the players kept their heads up and the fans cheered for every yard. The team will show major improvement as the year progresses and they not only get better faster and stronger but also get used to the new system. The next time they play Harrison things will be different no doubt.”

The Bombers will travel to Lake Hamilton this Friday hoping to continue their winning streak in conference play.