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Wallace Explosive In Bruin Loss On Gridiron
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It was only a matter of time before Riverbank High football player Donovan Wallace made his mark on a football field and that time came quickly ... only it came in a losing effort as the Bruins dropped their season opener 38-12 to the Gustine Redskins.

The Bruins opened their season in style, though, storming down the field on the Redskins with relative ease early in the contest, culminating with a 1-yard touchdown plunge from Casey DeYoung.

"We marched down the field and scored and took the lead early," Riverbank head coach Paul Smith said. "And then we muffed the snap on the PAT, that kept it 6-0.

"They came down and scored we turn it over and they score again."

The Bruins trailed 12-6 after blocking the first point after attempt and Gustine failing on a 2-point conversion try after their second score. It was just after that when Wallace made his presence felt with a 71-yard touchdown run to tie things up at two scores apiece.

"The play was miscalled and he ran the right way, but the line blocked the wrong way," Smith said. "He kind of ended up out there by himself ... it was very amazing, he just took off down that field."

Wallace also had a 99-yard kickoff and a 76-yard punt return called back on penalties.

Wallace's efforts did not go unnoticed, but Gustine was sure to leave their mark on the game as well. The Redskins rolled up over 350 yards of total offense and held the Bruins out of the end zone in the second half.