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One Last Bruin Hurrah For Reynaga, Perez
It turns out the storied prep masterpiece created by 2012 Riverbank High graduate and Riverbank News Athlete of the Year, Alex Reynaga, has left opportunity for one last performance as a Bruin.

Reynaga will join a host of the best football players in the area amongst all divisions at the 39th Annual Lions All Star Football Classic on Saturday, June 16. The game will feature athletes separated onto North and South rosters for a 7 p.m. showdown at Modesto Junior College.

The gates open at 5 p.m. with 5:45 p.m. warm-ups and a 6:30 p.m. introduction.

Bruin junior Antonio Perez, a standout slugger, pitcher and catcher, also made the list of players on the 'East' team for the 2012 Modesto Sunrise Rotary Baseball Classic to also be played on June 16 at John Thurman Field at 7 p.m.

Perez was a huge factor in Riverbank being a serious threat to qualify for the baseball postseason this spring. His timely knocks, superb defense and sharp pitching will be a focal point of the program again in 2013.

For Reynaga, the prep showcase at MJC offers a unique chance for the Bruin grad to test his skills on the same field he will soon be competing on. The standout football, basketball and track and field star plans to attend MJC in the fall to pursue a major in criminal justice to become a parole officer.

He will also play football for the Pirates after four years of terrific performances in a Bruin uniform that played a big role in uniting the student body to support athletics as a whole.

"A Bruin to me is an individual that brings a family together," Reynaga said. "Not only does he worry about himself getting better, but he picks up everyone else and makes sure that he can get them better.

Being a Bruin is someone that has heart and motivation."

Football tickets are $10 at the gate while baseball tickets will sell for $5.