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High School Fall Sports Seasons Nearing End
Senior quarterback Bryce Martin, 2, sets up in the pocket for a pass play early in the first quarter at the home football game Friday night in Riverbank. The Bruins took on the Cougars of Escalon, in Trans-Valley League play, but fell, 62-6, by the end of the game.
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Three Lady Bruins team up in the first set of last Wednesday’s varsity girls volleyball match against Hughson. Gisselle Caratachea, 3, and Areli Zamora, 2, stand ready as Alysia Beecroft, 12, spikes the ball against the Lady Huskies of Hughson.

Fall sports at Riverbank High School are beginning to wind down, with only a few games remaining on the Bruins’ schedules. And this week was the official start of practice for winter sports including soccer and basketball.

This week, there was football and volleyball on the facilities on the RHS campus.


Lady Bruin Volleyball

After an away match and a bye day the week before, Riverbank’s varsity girls volleyball team returned home last week for two Trans-Valley League contests.

On Monday, Oct. 1, they hosted the Lady Indians from Ripon, going down 25-19, 25-18 and 25-13 in three sets. On Wednesday, Oct. 3, they fell to the Lady Huskies of Hughson, 25-15, 25-18, and 25-18.

This week, they were to travel to Escalon on Monday, Oct. 8, before hosting Livingston for the last home game of the season Wednesday, Oct. 10, which will also be Senior Recognition Night.


Bruin Football

The fall football season is nearing its conclusion, with one home and one away game left on the schedule.

This past Friday night, the Bruins hosted the Escalon Cougars, with only a varsity game played, as Riverbank has had to fold its JV team and incorporate some of those players into the varsity squad.

Riverbank lost the coin toss and had to kick off to begin the game. After a substantial run back of the kickoff, Escalon threw the ball to a receiver in the end zone for a 30-yard completion and the first score of the game less than 30 seconds into the contest. It was 41-0 at the end of the first quarter and the visiting Cougars forced a running clock in the second half.

Three more touchdowns followed for the Cougars but the Bruins ended the shutout bid late in the game, scoring on their final possession.

After the last minute touchdown, the game ended 62-6, Escalon.


Girls Golf

The Lady Bruins were scheduled to play in the Bulldog Tournament in Tracy on Monday, then are scheduled to host the Lady Warriors of Orestimba from Newman Wednesday, Oct. 10, for their final home match of the season. The rest of October will see the golfers competing in tournaments.