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Valiant Bruin Gridiron Effort Falls Short
RHS defensive lineman Isaac Aguilera (50) hangs on in an attempt to stop the Knights runner from crossing the goal line, but Brookside Christian did score, near the end of the third quarter. The Bruins held them scoreless for the remainder of the game, but came away without the win, falling 32-27. Ric McGinnis/The News


Scoring more points than they have so far, the host Riverbank Bruins nonetheless didn’t get a ‘W’ in their game on Friday night. It was close, but the visitors walked off victorious.

After scoring first and leading at the end of the first quarter, the football Bruins were disappointed to come up short at the end of the game on Friday night, with a 32-27 score going in favor of visiting Brookside Christian.

At Angelo Novi Field on Sept. 25, Riverbank tallied its highest score in a game this season, either home or away.

A strategic move to attempt a two-point conversion after a touchdown would have put the team within three points of tying the game at 32. That effort was stopped at the goal line and Riverbank coughed up the ball, with about four minutes left in the fourth quarter.

It was the last scoring RHS would see, but the Bruin defense held the Knights scoreless in that final frame, giving themselves an opportunity to win and also building some momentum.

Brookside Christian did not field a JV team.

Riverbank football celebrates its Homecoming Game this Friday by hosting the Galt Warriors. Riverbank has had only home games since the first contest of the season, when they traveled to Waterford.

After Homecoming on Oct. 2, the Bruins will hit the road for a series of away games, then RHS will finish up its 2015 season by hosting the Johansen High Vikings in a game that will recognize senior football players and cheerleaders.