September 12, 2012
New state rankings show American River College football still at No. 4

American River College remained steady in the California Community College state and NorCal football rankings as compiled by JC Athletic Bureau guru Fred Baer.

In beating rival Sacramento City College 38-23 to break in refurbished and storied Hughes Stadium, ARC extended its winning streak to 20 games, dating back to the 2010 season. ARC remains state-ranked No. 4 and No. 3 in the NorCal poll.

Devontae Booker of Grant High School rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns and he electrified with a 95-yard kickoff return for a score to open the game. ARC coach Jerry Haflich elected for Sac City to re-kick instead of taking the ball at the 35 after the first kick sailed out of bounds.

Zane Petty had two fourth-quarter interceptions for ARC, which plays at Chabot College on Saturday night, the same Hayward team that ARC beat in last year's Capital City Bowl to cap the program's first unbeaten season at 11-0.

The one downer for ARC was a sobering one. Beavers freshman tailback Jakori Ford blew out his knee while celebrating on the sideline after rushing for a score. He had two touchdowns and 70 yards rushing. He told Trevor Horn of The Bee and the American River Current campus online paper before surgery, "I am happy we scored. We celebrate. It really sucks, but I don't regret doing it."

State Top 25
1. San Francisco 2-0
2. Mt. San Antonio 2-0
3. Butte 2-0
4. American River 2-0
5. Fresno 2-0
6. San Mateo 2-0
7. Ventura 2-0
8. Delta 2-0
9. Modesto 2-0
10. Riverside 1-1
11. Allan Hancock 2-0
12. Saddleback 1-1
13. Los Angeles Harbor 2-0
14. Santa Rosa 2-0
15. Grossmont 2-0
16. Palomar 1-1
17. Foothill 2-0
18. Cerritos 1-1
19. East Los Angeles 2-0
20. Citrus 2-0
21. Golden West 1-1
22. Fullerton 1-1
23. Diablo Valley 0-2
24. Mt. San Jacinto 2-0
25. Sequoias 2-0
Others: Southwestern (2-0), Bakersfield (1-1), Feather River (1-1), De Anza (1-1), Chabot (0-2), Los Medanos (2-0), El Camino (0-2), Sierra (1-1), Contra Costa (1-1), Antelope Valley(1-0), Shasta (2-0).

NorCal Top 20
1. San Francisco 2-0
2. Butte 2-0
3. American River 2-0
4. Fresno 2-0
5. San Mateo 2-0
6. Delta 2-0
7. Modesto 2-0
8. Santa Rosa 2-0
9. Foothill 2-0
10. Diablo Valley 0-2
11. Sequoias 2-0
12. Feather River 1-1
13. De Anza 1-1
14. Chabot 0-2
15. Los Medanos 2-0
16. Sierra 1-1
17. Contra Costa 1-1
18. Shasta 2-0
19. Siskiyous 1-1
20. Laney 0-2
Others: Sacramento (0-2), Hartnell (0-2), Gavilan (1-1), Redwoods (1-1), Monterey (0-1).

Weekend scoreboard
as compiled by the JC Athletic Bureau:
American River 38, Sacramento 23
Butte 20, Siskiyous 6
Contra Costa 13, De Anza 10
Feather River 48, Sierra 28
Foothill 30, Yuba 13
Fresno 47, Merced 38
Los Medanos 35, Cabrillo 33
Mendocino 27, West Valley 13
Modesto 41, Hartnell 20
Redwoods 20, San Jose 19
San Francisco 38, Laney 6
San Joaquin Delta 45, Reedley 17
San Mateo 40, Chabot 27
Santa Rosa 28, Diablo Valley 26
Sequoias 69, West Hills 20
Shasta 43, Gavilan 19
Allan Hancock 33. El Camino 20
Cerritos 46, Fullerton 30
Citrus 29, Moorpark 16
East Los Angeles 28, Santa Barbara 17
Grossmont 36, San Diego Mesa 7
Los Angeles Harbor 42, Golden West 27
Los Angeles Southwest 45, Compton 0
Mt. San Antonio 34, Bakersfield 14
Mt. San Jacinto 44, Los Angeles Pierce 30
Orange Coast 27, Pasadena 10
Riverside 47, Palomar 7
Saddleback 50, Canyons 34
San Bernardino Valley 35, Glendale 0
Santa Ana 38, Desert 20
Santa Monica 34, Chaffey 20
Southwestern 42, Los Angeles Valley 3
Ventura 51, Long Beach 14
- Joe Davidson
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