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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)

Kevin Sheridan

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, running back Armand Shyne, kicker Sam Keil, wide receiver Marc Ellis and offensive linemen Max Ha...

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)

Matthew Peirson

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 in the Gridiron Classic Bowl on Saturday at 1 p.m., the last game for everyone on the team this...

ARC football hot and cold through first five weeks

American River College's football team rushes on to the field at City College of San Francisco before its 20-17 win over CCSF on Sept. 26. ARC is 3-2 after a 42-10 loss at the College of San Mateo on Oct. 3 and will play College of Siskiyous for first place in the National NorCal conference. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Kevin Sheridan

October 7, 2015

Five weeks into the 2015 season, American River College’s football team is 3-2, and it is coming off a 42-10 loss at College of San Mateo College where it gave up 298 yards rushing and fumbled the ball four times. After losing to CSM last week, ARC is now tied with College of the Siskiyous for fi...

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)

Kameron Schmid

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 in celebration, having moved on to the state championship. This year in week four of the regular season...

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...

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)

Jordan Schauberger

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 of the game showed how serious this matchup was to each team. The game had 26 penalties be...

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)

Matthew Peirson

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 to kick the eventual game-winning field goal in American River College’s 20-17 win at City College of ...

Football team looks forward to challenge of familiar foe CCSF

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher drops back to pass on Sept. 19, 2015  against San Joaquin Delta College. ARC will host Delta in the Gridiron Classic Bowl Saturday. (Photos by Nicholas Corey)

Kameron Schmid

September 25, 2015

After losing due to a field goal in the final seconds of the 2014 NorCal Championship game, American River College’s football team will return to the Bay Area for the first time since last November’s 17-14 loss to face City College of San Francisco. ARC and CCSF have played against each other...

Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 6, 2013

The No. 3-ranked football team American River College capitalized on five first-half turnovers to top the No. 1-ranked team in the state City College of San Francisco 34-13, Saturday at Rams Stadium in San Francisco. The Beavers defense finished the game with seven turnovers which proved instrumental...

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