JC football: Interceptions, fumbles doom Bear Cubs

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa JC scored the game’s first touchdown but then surrendered 42 unanswered points as visiting American River handed the previously unbeaten Bear Cubs a 55-21 defeat.

Santa Rosa was plagued by four interceptions and three fumbles.

“American River is a very good team,” Bear Cubs coach Lenny Wagner said.

“They made those turnovers happen and they turned most of those into touchdowns.”

American River only had 277 yards of offense.

“Most of their scoring drives were on a short field after a turnover,” Wagner said.

K’Lan Anderson and quarterback Mike Pierson got Santa Rosa off to a quick start when they connected on a 31-yard scoring play.

Pierson, who played high school ball at El Molino, passed 6 yards to Jacob Webb for the home team’s second score.

The Bear Cubs’ final touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a 13-yard run by Spencer Morrow.

The Santa Rosa offensive line wasn’t at full strength as two of the starters played hurt.

SRJC returns to action next Saturday evening for the annual Clo Classic against Fresno. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. That’s the second of three consecutive home games on the SRJC schedule.

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