SAMOHI — Santa Monica High defensive lineman Terrance Jackson highlights a list of Vikings who earned All-Ocean League honors this season, it was announced last week.
Jackson, a hybrid linebacker/defensive end, and his 19 sacks were good enough to win Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors along with Culver City linebacker Remy Grundy.
Culver City’s Jahmal Wright won Coach of the Year and his wide receiver/defensive back Stanley Norman won Most Valuable Player.
Samohi placed seven on the first team: offensive lineman Matthew Galvan, running back Kwame Duggins, wide receiver Will Taylor, defensive back Kevin Person, defensive lineman Cayden Burns, defensive lineman Dearryus Dorsey and linebacker Denicio Gonzalez-Drake.
The second team features four Vikings: offensive lineman Sean Wheeler, offensive lineman Sabastian Langlois, wide receiver De’Jai Whittaker and defensive back Trent Hills.
Samohi finished the season 7-5 and appeared in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Western Division playoffs where they lost to Lompoc. The Vikings came in second place in the Ocean League after winning the league the two previous seasons.
St. Monica hoops fall to Palos Verdes
St. Monica overcame an 18-point deficit, but couldn’t take down Palos Verdes in the first game of the El Segundo Tournament on Tuesday.
St. Monica head coach said that poor free-throw shooting did in his Mariners in the 52-51 loss.
“As frustrated as the coaching staff is with free throws, as it is a point of emphasis in our practices, I am proud of how this team is learning to fight and react well to in-game adjustments,” Skinner said. “We are making progress but need to limit the lulls we seem to have in each game and continue to do a better job of trusting each other.”
St. Monica was led by Kavin Dotson with 19 points, Dennis Ashley with 15 and Kaivon Simab, who only had 3 points but dished out 6 assists and grabbed 7 rebounds.
St. Monica faced cross-town rival Crossroads on Wednesday night, but results from that game were not available at presstime.