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Butte Football looks to stay undefeated in NorCal Conference game

Butte Football looks to stay undefeated in NorCal Conference game

BUTTE VALLEY – The Butte College soccer team started the NorCal Conference with three straight losses, but after losing on October 2 to Fresno City College, the Roadrunners turned things around and won two games in a row on Saturday.

“I think we have learned from this, this is something that we will definitely use in the future and hopefully we will see these teams again,” said backup defender Butta Tanner Hughes of the team’s defeat to College of San Mateo, Modesto. Junior College and Fresno City College after last week’s victory over Sierra College.

Both Butte (4-3, 2-0 NCC) and American River College (4-3, 2-0 NCC) in Sacramento will aim to remain undefeated in a conference game on Saturday when the Roadrunners play the Beavers at 1:00 pm at the stadium. Cowan. …

Butte wins 35-13 over the Sierra. American River is beaten by Santa Rosa 38-22, beaten by the Roadrunners with one score in overtime in week six.

After winning last week, Butt climbed five spots in a California Community College Sports Information Association poll released Oct.25. In the CCCSIA poll, the Roadrunners ranked 14th three-way with Feather River and Mount San Antonio. American River climbed two spots to rank 19th.

In the junior college athletics bureau’s rankings released October 25, Bute has climbed five spots since winning last week to 11th, one position above the 12th-ranked Bobrov.

In Butte’s win over the Sierra, the Roadrunner attack set a season record of 440 yards. Ten different rushers walked 265 yards together, while Hughes and starting quarterback Brian Harper made a 175 yards pass together. Running forward Johnny Williams scores for his third straight week since the season opening with four scoreless games. Williams and many of the starters did not play much of the second half, as Butte led 28-7 at the start of the third quarter and 35-13 after three quarters.

Butte’s defense also had a pair of sacks, a couple of forced fumbles, and a blocked point following an attempt by Pleasant Valley alumnus Austin York, which was almost recovered at Butte’s expense.

Snelling said his team did a lot better last week than all 11 players at once, and he stressed this throughout the season. Snelling explained that one person not doing his job can lead to the collapse of explosive play on offense or defense.

“We had a lot of big runs, a lot of passing games, there were a lot of guys on the defensive, we had a lot of guys,” Snelling said after winning last week.

Following Saturday’s home match against American River, Bute will travel to Weed to face Siskey College in week nine before returning home for the regular season final on November 13 November 13 against Shasta.

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