Stay-at-home orders and distance learning remain in effect, with stadiums, playing fields, tennis and volleyball courts staying empty in Riverbank as part of the response to combat the progress of the COVID-19 virus.
The Riverbank News continues to highlight activity from this year’s senior student athletes by spotlighting their on court/on field activity this year in story and photos. Many of them are multi-sport athletes.
For week three of this special series, we highlight RHS senior Bryce Martin.
Bruin Varsity Football
Early in the season wearing jersey number 2, and later, number 6, quarterback Bryce Martin led the Bruins in their 2019 season campaign. In addition to his work under center, from time to time, he ran the ball from the backfield, or split out at wide receiver, ending up on the other end of some of those passes. He also played the other side of the ball, in the defensive backfield.
In the 2019-20 winter basketball season, Martin tore up the hardwood as a point guard. He was comfortable bringing the ball down the court, often passing the ball off to a teammate, but at the same time, could shoot from outside the three-point arc. A versatile and dynamic player, he also was fond of sometimes charging the lane, attacking the basket.
Track and Field
This year, Martin was out for track, participating in both the inter-squad Bruin Challenge and a three-way meet, both in March, before school closures and sports cancellations took hold as a means of combating the spread of the virus.
2019 Bruin Baseball
Where this year’s three sports for Martin included football, basketball and track, the year before, his junior season, he spent his spring playing on the Bruin varsity baseball team, mostly at shortstop.
Next week, we plan to bring you a look at Adriana Cuevas, yet another three-sport athlete.