The American River Current

Junior college coach: beyond the gridirion

ARC head coach Jon Osterhout wraps up his off-season conditioning class for the football team on Feb. 23, 2016. The class meets at 6 a.m. and is a requirement to be on the team during the fall semester. (Photo by Matthew Peirson)

Matthew Peirson

April 29, 2016

Coaches in any sport, at all levels, can be seen strolling the sidelines during a game, barking orders and calling plays to their team, trying to motivate players during a stop in the action and always—no matter what—teaching. Most people generally know this, as it is easy to obverse over the course...

Second wave of ARC Football recruits officially commit

From left to right: wide receiver Marc Ellis, offensive lineman Max Harrison, head coach Jon Osterhout, wide receiver Jonathan Lopez, and linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk pose for a picture during a signing day event on April 1, 2016 at American River College. The four players committed to four-year universities following the 2015 season. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

April 1, 2016

A second wave of American River College football players committed to four-year universities on April 1 in a signing ceremony hosted by the football department. This wave brings the number of committed players from the 2015 season to around 15, and now three players committing to the Pac-12 conferenc...

Linebacker Kunaszyk named NorCal League Defensive Player of the Year

ARC linebacker Jordan Kunasyzk tackles SDJC tight end Johhny Weirnicki during the Gridiron Classic Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. ARC lost 24-17 in overtime. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Matthew Peirson

November 24, 2015

American River College football linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk was named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 for the NorCal League by the California Community College Athletics Association, the second consecutive year the award has gone to an ARC player. Kunaszyk finished the season with 118 tackles...

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 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 ...

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