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Bruin JV Football, Lady Bruin Volleyball Welcome Opponents
Sports Wrap 9-20-23
The Riverbank JV defense smothers the River Islands quarterback during the fourth quarter of junior varsity football on the home field last week. Riverbank hosted a team from River Islands High School in Lathrop, and finished up on the short end of the 20-14 final score.


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.


Bruin Football

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.

Lady Bruin senior Alexa Carillo gets in position as she waits for the serve from the visiting Hilmar girls volleyball team on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The Trans-Valley League varsity match found the Lady Yellowjackets finish on top, 25-8, 25-18 and 25-14.
Senior Yadira Torres spikes the ball in second game varsity girls volleyball action on the home court. The Wednesday, Sept. 13 match saw the Lady Bruins hosting Hilmar’s Lady Yellowjackets, falling in three games.
Riverbank quarterback George Serna, 10, looks downfield to pass in the second quarter of JV football action on the home field. It was Thursday, Sept. 14, with the young Bruins hosting the Riptide from River Islands High School in Lathrop.