With two teams in the playoffs, the Riverbank Junior Bruins football organization had hopes of advancing to the second round this week and perhaps, maybe, even to the ‘Superbowl’ on Nov. 5.
What remains is optimism that a player or two might be named to the All-Star team, with a game scheduled for Nov. 12.
Both teams lost over the weekend, in the first round of the playoffs.
The Jr. Bruin Novice team, made up of 9- and 10-year-old players, took on the AMA Junior Bullfrogs. They traveled to Bret Harte High School in Angels Camp, suffering a 31-7 loss. Possibly, the Bullfrogs held an advantage, being able to play on the own home field.
The AMA team is made up of players from Angels Camp, Murphys, Arnold and Copperopolis.
The oldest Jr. Bruins, the varsity team, ages 12-½ to 14-years, played their last game of the season at Summerville High School in Tuolumne. There, they fell to the Calaveras Jr. Redskins from San Andreas.
Their final score found Riverbank short in the 28-12 tally.
The location of the Motherlode Valley Football League All-Star game will be announced at the same time as the team rosters, according to local officials.