Devontae Booker rushed for 163 yards and scored four touchdowns, including a 95-yard return of the opening kickoff, in state-ranked No. 4 American River College's 42-28 victory over visiting Santa Rosa on Saturday.
The Beavers improved to 4-0 entering a showdown next Saturday at home against top-ranked City College of San Francisco, the defending state and national champion.
With the score 21-21 early in the fourth quarter, ARC recovered a fumbled punt return that led to a one-yard touchdown plunge by 340-pound lineman Andrew Fuimaono.
Rozale Byrd returned an interception for a late touchdown as the Beavers extended their winning streak to 22 games dating to 2010.
The Bear Cubs fell to 2-2.
Trevor Horn, Special to The Bee
Host Sierra lost its third straight game, 28-17 to De Anza, Sierra reported.
Myles McKee threw two touchdown passes to Vince Mayle for the Wolverines (1-3). Josh McCain passed for two touchdowns for the Dons (3-1).
Avila wins unanimous decision in Woodland
Fairfield super-bantamweight boxing prospect Manuel Avila (10-0) won a lopsided unanimous decision over veteran John Alberto Molina (32-20-3) of Colombia in their eight-round main event at the Woodland Community & Senior Center.
In a featured preliminary bout, Sacramento featherweight Guy Robb (9-1) scored an early knockdown in winning a six-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Alcantara (6-9-2) of Novato.
Jim Jenkins, Special to The Bee
UC Davis women upset Pacific in volleyball
Devon Damelio had 15 kills to lead host UC Davis to a 25-22, 14-25, 25-19, 25-20 upset of Pacific in a Big West Conference women's volleyball opener, UCD reported. The Aggies improved to 7-7 and dropped the Tigers to 11-2.
The Sacramento State women (5-7, 1-2 Big Sky Conference) lost their third straight match, 25-21, 25-17, 18-25, 25-15 to host Northern Arizona (10-2, 2-1), Sac State reported.
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