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Football Caps Homecoming Week At RHS
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Riverbank running back Tim Brown (21) begins to distance himself from the Galt defense in the second quarter of the Homecoming Game on Friday, Oct. 2. He made the 40-plus yard run to the end zone, marking the Bruins first touchdown of the evening. A second TD would also come on the ground, in the fourth quarter. Ric McGinnis/The News


Concluding a week of Homecoming Activities on the Riverbank High campus, Bruin football took on the Galt Warriors at Angelo Novi Stadium on Friday, Oct. 2.

The home team got on the board with just under seven minutes remaining in the first half on a 40-plus yard run by Riverbank senior running back Tim Brown for a touchdown, bringing the score to 41-6 by the game’s midpoint.

Halftime was consumed by the Homecoming Queen and King coronations on the track in front of the grandstand.

High points in the second half included several impressive runs and a few passes. The Bruin defense was able to hold the Warriors to just one more touchdown and point after in the game.

Senior running back Joseph Crosby got the Bruins’ final TD through the middle of the defense and across the goal line with about 8:30 left on the clock.

Neither point-after attempts by Riverbank were good, both wide to the left of the goal posts, leaving 48-12 on the scoreboard at the end of the contest.

The JV Bruins were shut out, 27-0, in the early game.



In a hard fought match, the Lady Bruins varsity volleyballers were defeated by the visiting Lady Huskies of Hughson on Monday, Sept. 28. RHS got close in two of the three games, ultimately losing 25-20, 25-14 and 25-19, in the best of five series.

The girls were to play in Ripon on Monday, Oct. 5, and they are to play host to Modesto Christian today, Oct. 7. Their next home game won’t be until Oct. 17, when Mountain House comes to town.



The Bruin soccer team was to travel to Ripon on Thursday, Oct. 1, but no score has been reported, and were scheduled to host Modesto Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 6 after The News went to press. The varsity boys have a couple of wins so far in league play, in addition to a loss and a tie.

On Thursday, Oct. 8, they’re set to visit the Hilmar Yellowjackets, then travel to Escalon to take on the Cougars on Tuesday, Oct. 15 before returning home Oct. 17 to host the Mountain House Mustangs.



Lady Bruin golfers were to play in two matches this week.

On Tuesday, they were to host the Hilmar Lady Yellowjackets at the Escalon Golf Course, home ground for Riverbank.

On Thursday, they’re to go to Gustine. On Monday, Oct. 12, they’ll travel to Tracy to participate in the Bulldog Invitational Tournament.