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New partnership pairs drone pilots with the football team

Dan Reid launches a drone to film a few periods of football practice at American River College on Oct. 16, 2019. (Photo by Jack Harris)
October 29, 2019

A black drone buzzed adjacent to the goal post, constantly adjusting for the best shot possible as the American River College football offense and defense slammed into each other on the field below.  The...

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)
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...

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)
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...

ARC defense dominates Sacramento City, winning 28-14

American River College running back, Evyn Holtz dodges the Sacramento City College defence in the first quarter of the game on Sept. 1, 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
September 5, 2018

On a hot, sunny Saturday, American River College’s football team quarterback Jacob Cruz shone as he led his team over Sacramento City College, 28-14. Cruz went 13 for 28 in passing attempts for 182...

ARC fails to make playoffs

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)
November 15, 2015

After ending the regular season with a record of 7-3, the American River College football team will not be competing in the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship Playoffs...

ARC bounces back with 36-point win over De Anza

American River College running back Armand Shyne breaks tackles from De Anza defenders on Saturday's win 38-2 win over De Anza College on Saturday, Sept.12 2015. Shyne finished the game with 131 yards rushing. (photo by Joe Padilla)
September 13, 2015

American River College’s football team rebounded from last week’s loss to win 38-2 in a game in which quarterback Jihad Vercher threw for three touchdowns and ARC scored 31 first half points. ARC...

ARC looks to rebound against 0-1 De Anza

American River College defensive back Dmitri Scott runs into the end zone during practice on Aug. 28, 2015. ARC(0-1) will play host to De Anza College(0-1) on Saturday, Sept.12, 2015. (Photo by Joe Padilla)
September 11, 2015

After suffering a crushing defeat to open its season, American River College’s football team will  host 0-1 De Anza College, a team that failed to win last season with an 0-10 record. In last week's...

Team says practice habits need improvement after blowout loss

Modesto Junior College defensive back Lesean Collins is tackled by American River College wide receiver Malik Dumetz after intercepting a pass from ARC qaurterback Chris Guillen during the season opener on Sept. 5, 2015. ARC blamed the loss on  a poor week of practice. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)
September 11, 2015

Following its 41-10 loss last Saturday, players and coaches from American River College’s football team pinpointed one issue that led to the team’s poor play: practice. Wide receiver Marc Ellis...

ARC opens season against Modesto as title contenders

Linebacker Lawrence Hall, left, and defensive lineman Caleb Melton, right, line up against Modesto Junior College players on Sept. 6, 2014. ARC held MJC to 347 yards in the last meeting, MJC's second lowest total of the season. (File photo)
August 28, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Matthew Nobert After losing on a last second field goal to the Community College of San Francisco, American River College’s football team “can’t wait to get started.” It...

Football team begins preparation for 2015 season, Osterhout’s second

ARC wideout Will McClure puts his route running skills on display during Summer training camp. Heading into 2015, ARC will try to build on a season that ended with a 17-14 loss against the Community College of San Francisco.
July 23, 2015

After a 2014 season that started with an eight-game winning streak and ended with a loss in the NorCal championship game, ARC’s football team is back on the field with new faces, new coaches, and the...

Football season kicks off with new head coach

New Head coach Jon Osterhout explains the details of a play to the football team during the first practice of the season. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)
August 25, 2014

Jon Osterhout is a big man with big ideas for his football team. A former All-American offensive lineman at Sacramento State, football has been Osterhout’s way of life since his freshman season in...

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