Santa Monica High improved its record to (2-0) after a convincing 42-20 win over Palisades High on Thursday, September 16. The Vikings were able to get a lot of players experience after having the game in control by halftime.
On offense the Vikings continue to find their identity. "The running game has been effective and the passing game is coming around." said assistant coach, Maurice Graham. Santa Monica senior quarterback, Brock Miller, showed much more poise in the pocket and had a nice game running the Vikings offense. Senior wide receiver, Kris Comas, had another impressive night adding three more touchdowns to give him six in two games. Comas, has been a handful for opposing defenses, including special teams, to start the season and will be key to the Vikings championship hopes.
The defense has been a bright spot for the Vikings early on. Senior, Justin Coker, continues to be a tackling machine at middle linebacker and junior, Chris Ransom, returned a fumble for a touchdown to make it a long night for the Palisades Dolphins (0-2).
The Vikings are off to a good start to the season, but tough future matchups will tell how much they have improved under second-year head coach,Travis Clark. The Vikings will play another Thursday night game when they travel to Villa Park (0-2), September 23.