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Bruin Football Sees Progress At Saturday Scrimmage
Stretching out for the ball, hoping to pull it in, this Riverbank player was taking part in recent drills. The Bruin varsity squad traveled to Woodland on Saturday for a round robin scrimmage and is getting ready to play Roseville on the road this Friday. Ric McGinnis/The News

Riverbank High’s varsity football Bruins scrimmaged on Saturday night in Woodland, in a Round-Robin series against both Woodland High School and Esparto.

Head Varsity Coach Kit Jory reported the day went very well. He said the players had the chance to see their first contact of the season against another team.

He noted that his players’ “dedication to learning the progression of the offensive system and their commitment to the off-season program has definitely borne fruit.”

Jory noted that Allen Brown had multiple rushes and receptions, including three touchdowns on the night. Isis Villagran and Fidel Herrera scored as well. He said both David Echevarria and Daniel Madueño hauled in multiple pass receptions.

“The defense took a huge step forward,” in a switch in the coverage scheme, the coach said. “They had multiple interceptions, tackles for losses, sacks, forced fumbles and fumble recoveries. The defense gave up a single TD to Esparto.”

Non-league pre-season play begins this Friday, Aug. 26, for the varsity Bruins with a bye for the junior varsity. The varsity team will be traveling to Roseville to take on the Western Sierra Collegiate Academy of Rocklin. Game time is 7 p.m.

Both JV and Varsity play their first home game of the season on Friday, Sept. 2, with the early game at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m.


Varsity Volleyball

The Lady Bruin varsity volleyball players tip off their 2016 season on the road, traveling to the Orestimba Tournament in Newman on Saturday, Aug. 27.

The varsity comes home on Monday, Aug. 29, against the Ceres Bulldogs, for the Foundation Game, beginning at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, both teams meet up to host the Amador Buffaloes, with JV tip off at 5 p.m. The varsity game starts at 6 p.m.


Cross Country, Girls Golf

The runners are scheduled to travel to Lodi on Friday, Aug. 26, for the Lodi Flame Invitational at 3 p.m., their first official event of the new season.

Meanwhile, the Lady Bruin golfers expect to be busy over this week and next.

Yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 23, they were to travel to Sonora, then host Tracy at the Escalon Golf Course, at 4 p.m. today.

Thursday, they’re set to host Bret Harte High School, also at Escalon at 4 p.m.

Next Tuesday, Aug. 30, they host Escalon, on that Escalon course, which serves as home course during the season for the Lady Bruin golfers. On Thursday, Sept. 1, they’ll be at Orestimba.