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ARC Beavers crush Shasta in second half, 44-17

Vonathon Allen, running back for the American River College football team, attempts to rush the ball in the fourth quarter against Shasta at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 3, 2018. (photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 13, 2018

After a lackluster first half, the American River College football team earned its fifth win of the season, one week before its final game. Shasta College scored 17 points in the first half before the Beavers’ defense shut them down the entire second half. The Beavers’ offense also came alive in...

Star running back sets high standard for AR football team

Evyn Holtz, running back for the American River College football team, prepares for practice in the football locker room on Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 24, 2018

He had an average of 6.1 rushing yards per carry last season, one point more than Adrian Peterson had during his groundbreaking 2,000 yard rushing season in 2012. He had 12 touchdowns in 11 games. He’s only fumbled once in 200 carries. His name is Evyn Holtz. Evyn Holtz, a social sciences major who will...

ARC football ends season on top of its division

Quarterback Hunter Rodrigues prepares to launch a pass against Sierra College on Nov. 11. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael

November 16, 2017

The American River College (9-1) football team ended its season with a blowout of local rival Sierra College (4-6), a win which left the Beavers sitting atop the division and with homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. The offense was running on all cylinders as quarterback Hunter Rodrigues t...

Football team advances to regional championship.

American River College wide receiver Torian Williams prepares to run a route during a playoff game against Modesto Junior College on Nov. 19, 2016 at ARC. ARC won 27-21 and will face Butte College in the NorCal Championship on Saturday. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mike Yun

November 22, 2016

The football team advanced to the regional finals the Community College football playoff by beating Modesto Junior College in the North State Bowl on Saturday in Modesto. “We have unfinished business,” Coach Jon Osterhout said after the Beavers close playoff win against the Pirates. The beavers started o...

Beavers escape close game with cross town rivals Sierra College

American River College quarterback Griffin Dahn throws a pass during a division game against Sierra College on Nov. 12, 2016 at Sierra. ARC won 44-41 to clinch a spot in this year’s playoff. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mike Yun

November 15, 2016

The American River College Beavers won a close game against division rivals Sierra College after a blocked PAT led the team to a 44-41, with the Beavers offense racking up 574 total yards throughout the game. Against Butte College last week, the Beavers offense struggled to get their offense going al...

Beavers extend winning streak to 4

Quarterback Griffin Dahn drops back for a pass during the Beavers 17-7 victory over Sacramneto City College on Oct. 22. (Photo by Laodicea Broadway)

Mike Yun

October 24, 2016

Offense was hard to come by in ARC’s sloppy 17-7 win over crosstown rival Sacramento City College. Both teams struggled in the first half and the game went into halftime scoreless. Out of the half, the Beavers broke through and scored two touchdowns to seal the win. Last week’s theme of grit...

Opinion: Community college teams – and fans – play to win

American River College players line up at a football game earlier in the fall.  (Photo by Laodecia Broadway)

Mike Yun

September 26, 2016

In an episode of “Community”, a high school football star struggles with playing for his community college team because of the stigma surrounding it. The program was depicted as a underfunded and badly coached, full of players who are in community college sports because they are simply bad at ...

Former ARC running back to hold workout for NFL teams

Former American River College running back Devontae Booker is holding a workout in Sacramento for NFL scouts ahead of the April 28 Draft. Booker recorded 1261 yards and 11 touchdowns during his senior season at Utah. (File Photo)

Kyle Elsasser

April 4, 2016

Devontae Booker, former American River College running back and current Utah Ute, is scheduled to hold a workout for NFL teams in Sacramento on April 12. The 5’11”, 219 pound back was only able to partake in the bench press and interview portions of the 2016 NFL Combine due to a torn meniscus ...

Former ARC football player Antonio Perez dies

Former American River College football player Antonio Perez (54), seen airborne to the right attempting to block a kick during the 2014 season, died yesterday due to an unverified cause.
(File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

February 26, 2016

An American River College football player, who was a part of the team that made it the State semifinals in 2014, died yesterday, according to ARC football coach Jon Osterhout. The cause of death was not immediately verified. Antonio Perez was a defensive lineman for the Beavers for one season in 2014 a...

Photo gallery: ARC football defeats City College of San Francisco in mirror-image of 2014 NorCal final

American River College offensive lineman Vaipou Garrigan Afamasaga screams in celebration after ARC football’s 20-17 win over powerhouse City College of San Francisco on Sept. 26, 2015. American River College pulled ahead with a 25 yard field goal during the last play of the game. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Ashlynn Johnson, Barbara Harvey, and Joe Padilla

September 30, 2015

Photos by Barbara Harvey, Ashlynn Johnson and Joe Padilla American River College's football team defeated City College of San Francisco on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 by a score of 20-17. The result was a near mirror result of the 2014 NorCal final as quarterback Jihad Vercher led ARC down the field wi...

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