PROUD VIKINGS: The Santa Monica High School football team held their annual banquet friday night at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club. (Paul Alvarez Jr. editor@smdp.com)

PROUD VIKINGS: The Santa Monica High School football team held their annual banquet friday night at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club. (Paul Alvarez Jr. editor@smdp.com)

SAMOHI — Santa Monica football honored their own on Friday during the Vikings’ annual banquet.

Senior running back Kwame Duggins was named Best Offensive Player after gaining more than 1,000 yards this season.

Junior linebacker Terrance Jackson and his 19 sacks helped earn the pass rushing specialist the Best Defensive Player nod.

Samohi finished the season 7-5 and advanced to the second round of the Western Division playoffs where they fell to Lompoc.

 

Local basketball teams ranked

 

A trio of Santa Monica-based boys’ basketball teams find themselves ranked in their respective divisions.

Santa Monica, with its 8-7 record, are ranked No. 12 in the elite CIF-Southern Section Division 1AA poll.

St. Monica and Crossroads are No. 15 and No. 16 in Division 4A.

Samohi is back in action on Wednesday as the Vikings open Ocean League play against rival Inglewood.

Samohi head coach James Hecht considers Inglewood, ranked No. 16 in Division 1AA, to be one of the favorites to win league this season.

“They are always athletic and they have pretty good depth,” Hecht said.

St. Monica (9-7) travels to Bosco Tech on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.

Crossroads travels to Milken today, Tuesday. The Roadrunners are 8-6 this season.

 

 

daniela@smdp.com

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