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After bad break, O’Rourke kicking and thriving at American River

Two years after breaking his femur in a high school football game, kicker Max O’Rourke is back on the field at American River College healthy and happy. After his 27-yarder beat Fresno City 38-35 in double overtime, he was mobbed by teammates as a sudden team hero. O’Rourke needed more than a year to regain the strength to kick without searing pain in his leg and hip.

Joe Davidson

Prep of the Week: Zach Lewin of Rio Americano

Zach Lewin was everywhere last Friday night for the Rio Americano Raiders, especially the end zone as the senior scored four touchdowns to earn Player of the Week honors. The Raiders have equaled their win total of the past two seasons combined and seek a winning season for the first time since 2008.

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Videos

Sacramento prep products excel in college competition

Former high school stars Jake Browning, Eddie Vanderdoes, Cameron Smith, Marcus Rios and Dano Graves take their games to the next level.
Eli Hiller The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento prep products excel in college competition 2:17

Sacramento prep products excel in college competition

Coach T.J. Ewing has Monterey Trail players hitting 1:21

Coach T.J. Ewing has Monterey Trail players hitting

QB Robert Holt says Monterey Trail's success is a team project 1:18

QB Robert Holt says Monterey Trail's success is a team project

Woodland High remembers Coach Felix Castillo 1:04

Woodland High remembers Coach Felix Castillo