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Pair Of Junior Bruins Teams Notch Victories
Running back Joshua Quintana, 52, powers through the visiting Sonora defense in the fourth quarter of varsity youth football action on Saturday night. The Junior Bruins won their final home game of the season, 19-0, and will compete in the playoffs, beginning in two weeks. Ric McGinnis/The News

The youth football program in Riverbank saw victory in its final series of home games this past Saturday, with two out of three wins against Sonora on the RHS field.

The varsity team, made up of 12½ to 14-year-olds, posted a strong win against the Junior Cats, 19-0, qualifying for the playoffs on the weekend of Oct. 22. The location is to be announced.

The Novice Jr. Bruins, 9- and 10-year-olds, posted a 12-6 win but the JV Jr. Bruin team was skunked, 38-0, although they also have a spot in the playoffs.

Both Novice and Varsity teams have 3-1 records in league play so far. The Jr. Novices, ages 7 and 8, don’t keep score.

The Junior Bruins travel to Sutter Creek on Saturday, Oct. 15 to take on the Amador County Eagles.

Game times start with the youngest Jr. Novice and continue up through the oldest Varsity team, with games slated for 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m., respectively.