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Junior Bruins Find Success On Field
Jr defense
The Riverbank varsity defense shut out the visiting Junior Bullfrogs with plays like this one, leaving the host team with a 20-0 win in Saturdays home youth football game. Ric McGinnis/The News

The day after the RHS football disappointments on Friday, Riverbank’s Junior Bruins youth football teams saw success in the three games they played on the home field Saturday against the AMA Junior Bullfrogs.

The visiting team draws players from the Angels Camp, Murphys, Arnold and Copperopolis areas along the Highway 4 corridor in the foothills.

There was no Junior Novice game, but the other three games were dominated by the Junior Bruins.

In the Novice game, Riverbank came out on top, with a 20-7 score.

The Junior Varsity Junior Bruins squeezed by with a 14-7 victory, while the Varsity team blanked their Junior Bullfrog counterparts, 20-0.

Julian Brambila scored the first varsity touchdown, with about 3:06 left in the first half, to get the team off on the right foot on the way to the shutout victory.

The Novice team is made up of 9- and 10-year-olds, the JV Junior Bruins are 11 and 12, while the Varsity is 12-½ to 14-year-olds.

The Jr. Novices are 7 and 8.

Next Saturday, the teams host the Tuolumne Bears, who again have no Junior Novice team. Officials say the field will open at noon, with games scheduled at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the RHS field.

Also, they will be celebrating their Homecoming, and team officials say the theme will be “Our Time to Shine.”