With the arrival of real fall weather in Riverbank, including a touch of rain over the weekend, Bruin sports teams are seeing the end of their fall seasons, with competition drawing to a close soon.
The Bruin varsity football team traveled to Merced on Friday, Oct. 14, to take on the Stone Ridge Christian Knights. The final score was Stone Ridge, 48, RHS 10.
This week, the team has a bye, and the Bruins travel to Modesto to challenge Big Valley Christian High School on Oct. 28.
They’ll return for their final game, at home, which will be Senior Night on Nov. 4 against Sierra Ridge/Rite of Passage. The Rams are from San Andreas.
Lady Bruin Volleyball
The girls teams were busy this past week, with one game on the road, the other here at home.
On Tuesday, Riverbank traveled to Mountain House to take on the Lady Mustangs. They came away with a loss, in three games, 12-25, 17-25, and 21-25.
On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Lady Bruins hosted the Lady Huskies of Hughson, losing similarly, in three, 13-25, 17-25 and 15-25.
The girls were to get a bye on Tuesday, Oct. 18, then will travel to Ripon to meet the Lady Chiefs tomorrow, Oct. 20. The next week, the last for the volleyball season, the RHS girls will play at Modesto Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
They close out their season at home on Oct. 27, hosting Hilmar’s Lady Yellowjackets for Senior Night in the Fauria Gym.
Preparations for the winter sports at RHS are set to begin the second week of November, with early games to begin sometime around the beginning of December.
New to the winter schedule this year will be both boys and girls soccer. Formerly, boys played in the fall and girls in the spring.
The California Interscholastic Federation, CIF, which regulates high school sports in the state, has decided to standardize soccer seasons throughout the Central Valley, but there has been no word so far as to which teams play where, in the daylight, or under the lights.