NEWS PHOTOS BY RIC MCGINNIS
The Riverbank junior varsity football team hosted a game on the home gridiron this past week, while the varsity was on the road on Saturday, both with non-league games. The volleyball girls were on the court for some Trans-Valley League play, as Bruin squads saw a packed schedule.
JV Bruin Football
The junior varsity football team hosted a team from River Islands, a brand new high school in Lathrop that just opened this year. Reportedly, only freshmen are attending this inaugural year for the school, so the team that came to town for the Sept. 14 contest was said to be made up of all frosh players.
The JV Bruins were able to fight back in the first quarter after an early Riptide score, adding an extra point to lead for most of the first half, 7-6.
River Islands scored again in the third quarter, and the fourth, while Riverbank tallied toward the end of the game but ultimately fell by a 20-14 decision.
This past weekend, varsity football players traveled to Roseville to face Valley Christian High School, falling 46-7, to the Lions in non-league play on Sept. 16.
A Homecoming game is scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 22 when Burton High School comes to town, from San Francisco. Spirit Week was to be celebrated, beginning on Monday, Sept. 18 with activities planned throughout the week.
Lady Bruin Volleyball
Girls volleyball played in Livingston on Monday, Sept. 11, falling to the Lady Wolves in three games, then they hosted Hilmar’s Lady Yellowjackets on Sept. 13, falling in that home match, 8-25, 18-25 and 14-25.
They’re scheduled to host Modesto Christian’s Lady Crusaders on Sept. 20.
Lady Bruin Golf
Girls golf was to play in Ripon on Sept. 19, after The News went to press, then will compete in the mid-year tournament in Manteca on Monday, Sept. 25.
Co-Ed Cross Country
Riverbank runners are gearing up for the second TVL meet in Ceres, scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 27.