Samohi Vikings Football Drop Third Game In A Row

Vikings fall to Hart at home

Thursday, 10 Oct 2013, 7:03:00 AM

Dennis Freeman

The first Ocean

League game for the Santa Monica Vikings figures to be a stiff test. After

three straight losses, including a 26-14 to defeat to Hart at Santa Monica

College last Friday, the Vikings have a bit of motivation in front of them to get

it right on the field.

It is

homecoming week for Santa Monica (2-3), and nothing would be better for the

Vikings than to crank out a win against Ocean League rival Morningside at

Corsair Field. After registering victories against Redondo Union and Palisades,

Santa Monica has dropped non-league games to prep powerhouses Mater Dei,

Valencia, and Hart.

There’s like

home cooking that can make everything right. The Vikings would like nothing

better than to get off league play going in the right direction. They’ll try to

do that behind the all-purpose play of leading rusher Kwame Duggins and the

throwing arm of quarterback Nico Basile.

Wide receiver

De’Jai Whitaker, who leads the team in reception yards, is another weapon for

the Vikings to unleash in league. The 6'4'', 185 pound Whitaker has caught

four touchdown passes this season.

Santa Monica

averages just over 373 yards in totals yards per game on offense, so moving the

ball up and down the field shouldn’t be a problem for the Vikings. Santa Monica

is hoping to avoid dropping a third straight home game this season to a

visiting team.

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