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Fall Season Nearly Complete For Bruin Athletes
Bruin senior lineman Robert Dominguez, 65, tries to hold up the onrushing Wolfpack from Livingston on Friday, Oct. 18 during the varsity football game. It was the last home game for Dominguez and the other members of Riverbank’s Class of 2020. Ric McGinnis/The News

The end is near for fall sports on the fields and courts at Riverbank High School. Football had its Senior Recognition Night on Friday, Oct. 18. Girls volleyball was to have its Senior Night on Monday, Oct. 21, this week.


Bruin Varsity Football

It was the last game on the home field for Riverbank senior football players on Friday, Oct. 18. Those seniors, as well as graduating members of the Cheer Squad, were presented to the crowd at halftime of the game against Livingston, with Bruins Boosters organizing the effort.

The eight senior football players, along with seven senior cheerleaders, enjoyed the appreciation of the crowd at Senior Recognition Night, introducing their families and receiving a few gifts from the Boosters.

As for the game, the Bruins once again tried their best, as they have done all season, but were seriously outmanned, and occasionally outweighed. However, they kept at it, finally scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter on a scamper into the end zone by senior De’Ondrey Davis to avoid the shutout.

The Bruins fell, 43-7, to the visiting Wolfpack from Livingston.

This week, Riverbank ends its season on the road at Hilmar to take on the Yellowjackets in their last TVL game of the season.


Lady Bruin Volleyball

Riverbank’s volleyball teams hosted Escalon on Monday, Oct. 14, then were to travel to Livingston to take on Lady Wolfpack on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The visiting Lady Cougars prevailed in the Trans-Valley League match, in three sets, 25-14, 25-9 and 25-10.

Scores were not reported for the Livingston match by presstime.

This week, on Oct. 21, Riverbank was to celebrate its Senior Recognition Night, with a league match hosting Hilmar’s Lady Yellowjackets after The News went to press. It is the last time the 2020 senior players appear on the home court and will also close out the season, since they have a bye in the last slot, which would have been on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Lady Bruin libero Vanessa Rosas, 7, receives a serve in the first game of a varsity girls volleyball match on Monday, Oct. 14. Riverbank hosted the Lady Cougars from Escalon, falling in three sets. Their final home game of the season was scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21 against Hilmar. Ric McGinnis/The News
At Friday’s varsity football game against Livingston, RHS seniors, the class of 2020, were introduced, along with their families, to the crowd at halftime, denoting Senior Recognition Night by the Bruins Boosters and celebrating the final home game of their high school careers. Afterwards, the cheerleaders also took a moment for one last football squad picture. Ric McGinnis/The News