The American River College football team, ranked fourth in the state, defeated rival Sacramento City College 38-23 Friday night to break in refurbished Hughes Stadium.
The 84-year-old facility received a $13 million face-lift, including new paint and a FieldTurf surface.
Ranked third in Northern California, ARC (2-0) was led by Devontae Booker, a sophomore tailback from Grant High School who rushed for 170 yards and opened the game with a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Booker also had two touchdown runs, a three-yarder to give ARC a 32-23 lead with 9:07 to play and a 41-yarder with 6:44 left to seal it. The Beavers won their 20th consecutive game.
Adrian Smith threw three touchdown passes, two to Dillon Young, and host Feather River College had a 91-yard fumble return for a score in a 48-28 victory over Sierra College.
Zach McElroy and Myles McGee each had touchdown passes for Sierra, and Zach Davis and Casey Lambert scored on runs of 4 and 7 yards, respectively.
Sac State runners win
The Sacramento State men's cross country team accounted for six of the top 10 finishers to win the Hornet Jamboree on Saturday at Granite Regional Park, according to the school's website. The Hornets women placed third. Sac State's Reesey Byers won the men's individual title in 19 minutes, 42.3 seconds over the 4-mile course. UC Davis finished fifth.
In the women's 5-kilometer race, Cal and Fresno State tied for the team title. The Hornets finished third and UC Davis fourth. Fresno State's Lyndsie Etherton won in 17:13.7.
Allison Whitson and Devon Damelio each tallied 14 kills, helping UC Davis (3-4) rally for a 19-25, 25-13, 25-23, 25-20 victory over Sac State (3-4) in the Fresno State Classic women's volleyball tournament, Sac State reported.
Matt Vowell scored a hat trick in each game as 12th-ranked UC Davis (2-1) swept Whitter 16-10 and host Redlands 14-8 in the Inland Empire Classic men's water polo tournament, UCD reported.
Bee Sports staff
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