Santa Monica High School Vikings Zip Past Beverly Hills In Football

Samohi on track for Ocean League matchup with Culver City

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013, 6:19:00 AM

Dennis Freeman

This wasn’t

a fair matchup for the Beverly Hills High School football team. The Santa

Monica Vikings proved to be too fast, too big, and too much for Beverly Hills to

handle in their Ocean League contest last Friday night.

The end

result was a 76-0 whipping at the hands of the Vikings, which inched closer to

a possible Ocean League title should they get past Culver City in this week’s

Game of the Week.

It wasn’t a

fair contest from the beginning as Beverly Hills entered the game winless

through its first six games.  Prior to

playing Samohi, the Normans had been outscored 154-13 in the three games

leading up to this one-sided contest.

On the flip

side, after losing to Hart, Samohi has rumbled through its last two opponents,

including Beverly Hills, 117-6.

Culver City may

not be as generous as Beverly Hills, who was celebrating their homecoming that

the Vikings clearly spoiled. The win moves Samohi to a 4-3 overall record, 2-0

in Ocean League play.

As the

playoffs inch closer, Samohi remains locked in the No.4 seed behind three other

teams in Western Division IV.

Santa Monica

has won the last two Ocean League titles. 

Should the Vikings get by Culver City with a win, it is likely they will

be on the path to capture a third crown with only lightly regarded opponents Hawthorne

and Inglewood standing in the way.  

Running back Kwame Duggins, who scored three

touchdowns against the Normans, could be the key factor in the Vikings’ highly

anticipated contest against Culver City. The passing of quarterback Nico Basile could

also be the difference.  

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