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Left Junior Neko Holmes of the Palisades High School boys Varsity football team makes an attempt at tackling Junior Brandon Taylor of the Santa Monica High School boys Varsity football team as Taylor runs down the field with the football at Santa Monica College which is the home field for SAMO has SAMO hosted Pali in a non-league game and won 35-0 as they improve their record to 1-1 (photo by Morgan Genser)

SAMOHI — Looks like the Vikings are going with a three-headed monster to begin the season at running back.

Santa Monica High School Head Coach Travis Clark has decided to use a committee to carry the ball as the Vikings prepare to take on Leuzinger on Friday to open the 2010 campaign.

The group is comprised of junior Kori Garcia, senior Brandon Taylor and junior Donavan Citrowski.

“The trio has looked explosive in practice,” Clark said. “We’ll start out with the three of them and go from there.”

All three carried the ball for Samohi last season, but none seized the starting spot.

Part of the problem is that all three are counted on at other positions. Garcia plays a key role in the defensive backfield as a corner, Taylor will get time at wide receiver and Citrowski also plays linebacker.

Clark said he’ll use the first couple of games this year to decide if one of his ball carriers will assume the feature back role.

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