Riverbank sports teams returned to their home courts and fields this past week, as the Bruin fall squads continue to wind their way through the preseason schedule.
Fans in the stands, and on the grounds, were delighted to see Riverbank senior running back De’Ondrey Davis scream down the near sideline for a 60-yard romp to the end zone on the first play of last Friday’s varsity football game at home.
The Bruins tacked on the extra point, but the Delta Saints answered back with two TDs and PATs of their own in the first frame, and although Riverbank was last to score, in the fourth quarter, they ended up on the short side of the 29-13 final against the visitors. The game was a pre-season contest.
The junior varsity team fared no better, the younger Bruins also taking a loss.
RHS returns to the home field again this week, with JV and varsity games on Friday, Sept. 6 hosting Stone Ridge Christian High School. Games against the Knights are scheduled at 5 p.m. for the JV and 7 p.m. for the varsity in another non-league contest.
Lady Bruin Volleyball
The girls hosted Argonaut High from Jackson on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Since the Lady Mustangs didn’t have a frosh or JV team, officials chose to move the varsity game up so Argonaut players could get home earlier on a school night. Consequently, those who arrived for the originally scheduled starting time of the varsity match were greeted by the crowd leaving after the conclusion of the competition.
Coach John Bartlett reported that the Lady Bruins won.
Riverbank was to travel to Gustine High School on Sept. 3 and is scheduled to play at home against Ceres on Wednesday, Sept. 4. There’s a freshman tournament scheduled on Saturday at West High School in Tracy. On Monday, Sept. 9, the teams travel to Modesto Christian High School and are to play at home on Wednesday, Sept. 11, against the Lady Indians of Ripon, to start Trans-Valley League play.
Cross Country, Golf
Riverbank co-ed runners are scheduled to see their first Trans-Valley League meet this week in Modesto while the golf girls have two matches set for this week, both at home on the Escalon Golf Course. Tuesday, they were to host Ripon Christian, after The News went to press and Thursday, Sept. 5, they’ll welcome Hughson’s Lady Huskies to the course.