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ARC football players earn All-Conference honors

American River College running back Armand Shyne, who ran for 734 yards and 8 touchdowns this season, was given All-Conference honors representing the NorCal League for the 2015 season, as well as ten of his teammates. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)
November 23, 2015

11 members of American River College’s football team were given All-Conference honors representing the NorCal League for the 2015 season, with five being freshman. On offense, quarterback Jihad Vercher,...

ARC loses in overtime as last play goes Delta’s way

American River College linebacker Jim Carter and defensive back Drew Andrews attempt to bring down the San Joaquin Delta College ball carrier during the Gridiron Classic Bowl game on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. ARC lost 24-17 to SJDC in overtime. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)
November 23, 2015

Cheers shifted in mere seconds from the home sideline to the visitors sideline following the final horn as American River College lost 24-17 in overtime to San Joaquin Delta College in Saturday’s Gridiron...

ARC excited to play one last game together

American River College wide receivers Zack Suarez, left, and Jonathan Lopez celebrate Lopez’s touchdown in the first quarter during ARC’s 38-18 win over Sacramento City College on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)
November 18, 2015

Though they did not make the playoffs, players on the American River College football team are glad that they will be together on the field for one last game. The team will host San Joaquin Delta College...

Offense comes together, defense shines in complete game for ARC

Marc Ellis, wide receiver for American River College fights for extra yards after the catch. Ellis had one reception for nine yards in the 44-14 victory as ARC faced Feather River on October 24, 2015.(Photo by Nicholas Corey)
October 27, 2015

During his postgame speech following a win over the College of the Siskiyous on Oct. 17, American River College football head coach Jon Osterhout pleaded with his players to all get on the same page mentally...

ARC falls on the road to no.2 ranked College of San Mateo

College of San Mateo slot receiver David Rango leaps over his own player before being tackled by American River College safety Robert Sanders during ARC's 42-10 loss to CSM on Oct. 3, 2015. CSM ran for 298 yards against ARC's defense. (photo by Joe Padilla)
October 5, 2015

American River College’s football team was defeated by College of San Mateo by a score of 42-10, in a game which ARC’s defense surrendered 298 total yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground. Though...

Analyzing the odd similarities of two separate ARC-CCSF games

American River College wide receiver Jonathan Lopez goes up high to catch a pass during ARC's 20-17 win over City College of San Francisco at San Francisco on Sept 26, 2015. There were many similarities between ARC's 20-17 and its 17-14 loss to CCSF in the NorCal finals. (photo by Joe Padilla)
October 1, 2015

In last November’s NorCal Championship game, ARC lost at City College of San Francisco on a late fourth quarter field goal by a score of 17-14 as CCSF’s football team and the attending crowd went crazy...

Heated rivalry leads to hard-hitting game between ARC and CCSF

American River College’s quarterback Jihad Vercher getting tackled by Community College of San Francisco players Rod Jones and Austin Larkin during a game at CCSF on Sept. 26, 2015. (Photo by Ashlynn Johnson)
September 29, 2015

Hard-hitting, rough and dirty play are what define many good rivalries in football. When American River College’s football team faced off against City College of San Francisco on Saturday, the closeness...

ARC flips script of 2014 NorCal Championship in thrilling rematch

City College of San Francisco’s special teams players attempt to block American River College’s game-winning 25-yard field goal during ARC’s 20-17 win over CCSF on Sept. 26, 2015. The game-ending field goal win was a reversal of the 2014 NorCal Championship game, which ARC lost 17-14 when CCSF scored a field goal during the last minute of the game. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)
September 28, 2015

A previous version of this article said that wide receiver Will McClure's route was a drive-and-go. In fact, it was a jive-and-go. Only two words crossed the mind of kicker Sam Keil as he prepared...

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