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Football Impressive at Home Against Santa Rosa Junior College

Lueth eludes pressure

The American River College Football program impressed over the weekend after defeating Santa Rosa Junior College 54-16.

Coming off a great road victory against then #5 Butte College, the Beavers did not let their foot off the gas against Santa Rosa Junior College.  The Beavers defense held the high-flying Santa Rosa offense to just 196 total yards, including only 34 yards rushing and forcing one turnover.  Josh Tremain lead the Beavers in tackling again with 8 total tackles, while Desmin Hatfield-Rushton added 5 total tackles.  Cole Gustafson was able to get to the quarterback multiple times with his 3 sacks and Michael Chavez added an interception to go along with his 3 tackles.

Offensively, the Beavers jumped out to the early 21-0 lead after Kenneth Lueth connected with tight end Seth Bozzi on a 2 yard and 29 yard touchdown respectively, while All-American returner Robert Freeman returned a punt 81 yards for the touchdown.  This is the second straight game that Robert Freeman has returned a punt for a touchdown.

After an ARC snap went over the head of the quarterback that led to a Santa Rosa safety, the Beavers responded with two touchdowns to close out the first half.  Kenneth Lueth connected with receiver Mikaiah Stephenson for a 3 yard touchdown to give the Beavers a 27-2 lead, followed by a Kenneth Lueth to Robert Freeman 14 yard touchdown pass to expand the Beavers lead to 34-2.

Coming out the half, the Beavers would expand the lead to 54-2 after Kenneth Lueth connected with Avant Jacobs on a 53 yard touchdown pass, Quincy Gallon connected with Kacie Riley on a 7 yard touchdown pass, and Elias Brown ran for a 23 yard touchdown.  

Santa Rosa would find the endzone late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter resulting in a final score of 54-16.  The Beavers will seek to secure the conference title and a spot in the 3C2A State playoffs this week as they host Sierra College on Saturday, November 4th at 1 PM in the final regular season home game.