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Final Fall Contests For Many RHS Squads
The Bruin defense swarms over a Johansen High School runner in first quarter play in the last game of the season on Friday, Oct. 30. Also, it was the final home game of the season, Senior Night, with recognition of those football players and cheerleaders who were playing for the last time before the hometown crowd. RIC MCGINNIS/THE NEWS


The 2015 campaign has come to a close for most fall sports at Riverbank High School. The past week saw the final home games of football, soccer and volleyball.

The final two games of the football season saw varsity and junior varsity teams combined.

On Friday, Oct. 30, the Bruins hosted Johansen High School in the final home game and last game of the season. The previous three games were played on the road.

In Friday’s game, the Bruins showed spurts of good play. However, they gave up 14 points in the first quarter, another 15 in the second frame, falling behind 29-0 at the half.

In the third quarter, the scoreboard showed a 36-0 deficit for the home team and by the end of the game, it was 49-0 with the Vikings taking the win.

As the final home game of the season, it was Senior Recognition Night. Players, cheerleaders and a junior assistant field announcer were introduced, along with their parents, before the game began.

Varsity coach Kit Jory, in his first season at the helm, prepared an audio message that was played in the stadium as the game ended. He thanked the players, their parents and other fans for their support throughout the season.



The Riverbank Bruins ended the 2015 home season with a blowout win against Ripon High School on the home field. The visiting Indians went away with a 9-0 defeat.

The Bruin varsity scored 6 goals in the first period and three in the second.

It was Senior Night for the varsity soccer team as well.



The Lady Bruins held their Senior Night before a match that was also against Ripon High School, on Wednesday, Oct. 28. It was their final home game.

Riverbank fought tough in the first game, but only scored nine points, to end it 25-9.

In the second, the Lady Indians stretched out to a 13-point lead before Riverbank scored its first point, losing 25-11.

In the final game, RHS played tougher, staying close or tying through the early going. Near midway, the Lady Bruins were within reach, 16-17, but Ripon began to stretch out a lead, ending with a 26-19 final score for the 3-0 Ripon Indians win of the match.

Schedules for winter sports at Riverbank High are expected to be available soon, according to John Bartlett, RHS Athletic Director.