The American River Current

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...

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...

Last-second hail mary dims ARC’s playoff hopes

American River College linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk performs an open field tackle on Butte wide receiver Miles Fishback. Kunaszyk led the team in tackles with 15 in the 27-24 loss to Butte on Nov. 7, 2015. (Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Johnnie Heard

November 9, 2015

Butte College backup quarterback Taylor King threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Miles Fishback as time expired lifting Butte to a 27-24 win over American River College Saturday in a game with playoff implications. Butte took possession with 14.9 seconds left and ran two plays, the fi...

ARC’s prolific scoring spurs third straight win for football

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher passes under pressure during ARC football’s 47-22 win over rival Sierra College on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Kameron Schmid

November 2, 2015

Quarterback Jihad Vercher threw four touchdowns and American River College’s defense intercepted three passes as ARC beat the visiting Sierra College 47-22 on Saturday. It was the third straight week that ARC (6-2) scored over 40 points in a game, and the third straight win. ARC has outscored opp...

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)

Kevin Sheridan

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 no CSM running back had more than 100 yards, three of its backs finished with more than 50...

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 ...

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