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ARC’s offense explodes for five touchdowns and 390 yards in victory over De Anza

ARC’s offense explodes for five touchdowns and 390 yards in victory over De Anza

John Ferrannini

September 14, 2015

American River College’s offense found the end zone five times in its 38-2 victory over De Anza College in its home opener. The offense also racked up 390 total yards of offense, 189 of which came on the ground. “The O-line played exceptional in regards to opening holes for De Anza,” said ARC...

ARC football team sits at 1-1 after two games

ARC football team sits at 1-1 after two games

Kevin Sheridan

September 14, 2015

After losing its opener at Modesto Junior College by 31, American River College’s football team stands at 1-1 after defeating De Anza College 38-2. It will now look to move above .500 Saturday at home as it plays 1-1 San Joaquin Delta College. Day and night difference After getting blown out by ...

ARC bounces back with 36-point win over De Anza

ARC bounces back with 36-point win over De Anza

Kevin Sheridan

September 13, 2015

American River College’s football team rebounded from last week’s loss to win 38-2 in a game in which quarterback Jihad Vercher threw for three touchdowns and ARC scored 31 first half points. ARC started the game firing on all cylinders on offense and defense. De Anza quarterback Ron Johns...

ARC looks to rebound against 0-1 De Anza

ARC looks to rebound against 0-1 De Anza

Matthew Peirson

September 11, 2015

After suffering a crushing defeat to open its season, American River College’s football team will  host 0-1 De Anza College, a team that failed to win last season with an 0-10 record. In last week's loss, ARC’s quarterbacks combined for five turnovers and four interceptions, while the first fo...

Team says practice habits need improvement after blowout loss

Team says practice habits need improvement after blowout loss

Matthew Peirson

September 11, 2015

Following its 41-10 loss last Saturday, players and coaches from American River College’s football team pinpointed one issue that led to the team’s poor play: practice. Wide receiver Marc Ellis said the team’s practices in the days prior to Saturday were not good overall. “We came in wit...

ARC’s offense gets bogged down in 41-10 loss

ARC’s offense gets bogged down in 41-10 loss

Kevin Sheridan

September 9, 2015

After American River College’s quarterbacks combined for just 12 interceptions last season, its new quarterbacks combined for nearly half that total in a 41-10 loss at Modesto Junior College. Starter Jihad Vercher was pulled in the third quarter after throwing two interceptions. Chris Guille...

Offensive line coach Josh Crabtree is optimistic about this year’s football team

Offensive line coach Josh Crabtree is optimistic about this year’s football team

Johnnie Heard and Johnnie Heard

September 9, 2015

American River College offensive line coach Josh Crabtree is used to being versatile. Hired in 2013, Crabtree was a two-sport athlete in high school, starring in both football and baseball.   Afterwards, Crabtree went on to play both sports at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. “It...

ARC falls 41-10 in season opener against Modesto

ARC falls 41-10 in season opener against Modesto

Kameron Schmid

September 7, 2015

An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of ARC wide receiver Zack Suarez. Despite 259 passing yards from starting quarterback Jihad Vercher in limited action, American River College’s football team went down in flames Saturday night against Modesto Junior College, losing the first game of...

Scott and Zari impress in scrimmage as team prepares for season opener

Scott and Zari impress in scrimmage as team prepares for season opener

Matthew Peirson

September 4, 2015

American River College’s football team got one final game simulation on Saturday, as the offense scrimmaged the defense only a week prior to the team’s season opener at Modesto Junior College tomorrow. Head coach Jon Osterhout said the team and coaching staff treated the entire day as if it were ...

Former Dean of Athletics returns to ARC after 14 years

Former Dean of Athletics returns to ARC after 14 years

Kevin Sheridan

September 4, 2015

Even though he had been away from American River College for years, Bruce Werner made sure he checked the box scores for every sport. Werner, who was the dean of athletics from 1979 to 2001, has returned as the school’s interim athletic director until Nov. 1 in place of Greg Warzecka, who retired ...

Former ARC running back poised to win Heisman

Former ARC running back poised to win Heisman

Kevin Sheridan

September 3, 2015

Former American River College running back Devontae Booker is used to dealing with pressure. As the lead running back in his last season at ARC in the 2013 campaign, he amassed 1,427 yards and 15 touchdowns. Now playing for the University of Utah, Booker is facing a different kind of pressure, as he is conside...

ARC opens season against Modesto as title contenders

ARC opens season against Modesto as title contenders

Kevin Sheridan and Matthew Nobert

August 28, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Matthew Nobert After losing on a last second field goal to the Community College of San Francisco, American River College’s football team “can’t wait to get started.” It will begin its road to redemption on Sept. 5 at Modesto Junior College, who finished the 2014 season...

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