The dreary weather over the weekend dampened spirits of the Riverbank Youth Football teams as they played on the road this past Saturday. The game results dampened them even further.
The teams traveled to take on the Amador County Eagles at Amador High School in Sutter Creek.
The bad news is, all three Junior Bruin teams lost their games.
The good news is, the Varsity and Novice teams still are qualified to go to the playoffs this week.
The Varsity Jr. Bruins, ages 12-½ to 14-year-olds, will play Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. against the Calaveras Junior Redskins. The game will be played at the Tuolumne Bears field at Summerville High School.
The Novice Jr. Bruins, the 9- and 10-year olds, on Saturday will travel to Bret Hart High School in Angels Camp. Game time will be 2 p.m. and Riverbank will be playing against the AMA Junior Bullfrogs, on their home field. AMA teams are made up of players from Angels Camp, Murphys, Arnold and Copperopolis.
Last week’s scores showed the Varsity lost 34-14 to the Amador Eagles. The JV Jr. Bruins lost, 35-6 and the Novice team also lost to the host Eagles.
One other high point, noted by team officials: even though they don’t keep score officially, the Jr. Novices, ages 7 and 8, played to a two-score each tie, reported to be a milestone in their efforts.
If either Varsity or Novice teams win this weekend, they go on to the second round of the playoffs, set for Oct. 29, either at Amador or Hughson.