MJC over American River, Advance to NorCal Title Game

MJC over American River, Advance to NorCal Title Game

By Julian A. Lopez (Twitter)

When Modesto Junior College freshman running back Payton Bass (Pitman) struggled for playing time early in the season, he didn't pout and instead worked harder in practice and asked questions, coach Rusty Stivers said.

"I know I am a good player but it was hard (adjusting to college football) at first," Bass said.

Against American River in a CCCAA NorCal semifinal on Saturday at MJC, Bass had a career-high 94 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Pirates beat the Beavers, 35-28.

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