Facing the same team it beat in the Capital City Bowl last fall, American River College delivered another knockout blow to Chabot College, this time in Hayward.
The state-ranked No. 4 Beavers pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 45-24 victory to move to 3-0, their 21st consecutive victory dating back to the 2010 season.
ARC beat Chabot in the bowl to cap its first unbeaten season in 2011.
ARC tailback Devontae Booker rushed for 171 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns, and he caught a 14-yard scoring pass from Jonathan Kodama. Kodama also found Daniel Thomas for a 32-yard scoring strike and hit Andre Jenkins for one.
Tyler Trosin had an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown to open the scoring for the Beavers. Zane Petty and Scott Patalano each had an interception, half of the forced turnovers by the Beavers, who play host to Santa Rosa on Saturday at 1 p.m. before entertaining defending state and national champion City College of San Francisco on Sept. 28.
ARC is NorCal-ranked No. 3 behind San Francisco and Butte, according to Fred Baer, who compiles the weekly poll for the JC Athletic Bureau. San Francisco routed West Hills 71-6 and Butte bombed Shasta 70-3 on Saturday.
Chabot came in No. 14 in NorCal.
* Sacramento City College 37, Santa Rosa 32 - Ronald Beverly completed 38 of 53 passes for 323 yards and three touchdown passes, including the back-breaker 52-yard hookup to Lanier Logan with 3:37 left for a 37-26 lead, and the Panthers earned their first victory while slapping the host and NorCal-ranked No. 8 Bear Cubs their first.
Lanier rushed for 188 yards on 34 carries and caught five passes for 108 yards.
Sac City (1-2) opened the scoring with a 56-yard interception return by Jesse Umeh and led 21-0 at the half after a two-yard run by Carlton Carpneter and a 27-yard touchdown strike from Beverly, whose team overcame four interceptions, including one returned 75 yards for a score by Kepa Luat-Hueu that cut it to 31-26 with 6:35 to play. Raymond Bautista recovered the ensuing onside kick and Sac City ran out the clock.
Sac City made five interceptions in racing to a 31-13 early fourth-quarter lead.
The Panthers play host to Reedley College on Saturday at Hughes Stadium at 6 p.m.
* Siskiyous 21, Sierra 16 - Myle McKee had two touchdown passes for the Wolverines, who fell behind 14-0 at the half in losing in Weed after a six-hour bus ride.
McKee hit Dylan Zuverink for a 31-yard touchdown and Vince Mayle from six yards out.
Sierra (1-2) plays host to DeAnza on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Week 3 scores:
as compiled by the JC Athletic Bureau
American River 44, Chabot 24
Butte 70, Shasta 3
Contra Costa 32, Gavilan 2
De Anza 35, Cabrillo 6
Foothill 42, Monterey Peninsula 7
Fresno 28, Reedley 24
Hartnell 47, Mendocino 13
Merced 24, San Jose 17
Modesto 40, Laney 27
Sacramento 37, Santa Rosa 32
San Francisco 71, West Hills 6
San Joaquin Delta 59, Feather River 7
San Mateo 35, Diablo Valley 29
Siskiyous 21, Sierra 16
West Valley 33, Redwoods 26
Sequoias 57, Los Medanos 24
Antelope Valley 44, Chaffey 35
Bakersfield 31, Fullerton 17
Citrus 36, Grossmont 22
Desert 48, Canyons 30
East Los Angeles 57, West LA 55
El Camino 46, Pasadena 27
Glendale 31, San Diego Mesa 19
Golden West 35, Allan Hancock 32
Mt. San Antonio 20, Cerritos 8
Mt. San Jacinto 42, Los Angles Valley 22
Orange Coast 34, Long Beach 12
Palomar 47, Southwestern 43
Riverside 51, Saddleback 13
Santa Ana 45, Moorpark 16
Santa Barbara 41, Compton 7
Santa Monica 45, San Bernardino valley 34
Ventura 39, Los Angeles Harbor 35
Victor Valley 61, Los Angeles Southwest 10