In high school football games:

The Santa Monica High School Vikings went into halftime with an 18-6 lead, but visiting Los Alamitos High School fought its way back to take a 34-26 non-league victory Friday, October 5th.

Playing in their fifth consecutive game at Santa Monica College Corsair Field, the Vikings (3-2) scored another touchdown after halftime to go up 26-13, but Los Alamitos held Santa Monica from there and was able to score three unanswered touchdowns to earn the win.

It was the second-straight victory for Los Alamitos over the Vikings.

Senior quarterback Ryan Katz led the Vikings by finishing 19-of-28 passing for 200 yards and scoring three rushing touchdowns in the game.

Running back Christian Ross led the Santa Monica running attack with 22 carries for 183 yards. Max Monbouquette finished with ten tackles for the defense.

Santa Monica will open Ocean League play at home against Morningside High School at 7 p.m. Friday, October 12th.

The St. Bernard High School Vikings took control early and picked up their second victory of the season with a 34-0 shutout of visiting Verbum Dei High School in a non-league game Friday,

The Vikings (2-3) scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and added another two in the second to take a 27-0 lead into halftime.

Junior running back Ryan Richard finished with eight carries for 98 yards rushing in the game and senior Gregory Walker added 77 yards on seven carries for St. Bernard.

Senior quarterback Ryan Simpson threw for 47 yards, including two touchdown passes to Derl Howard and Spenser Jordan.

The Vikings will begin Del Rey League play against visiting Harvard-Westlake High School at 7 p.m. Friday, October 12th.

The Westchester High School Comets fell behind early and couldn’t overcome the deficit in the second half of a 35-6 loss to visiting Valencia High School.

The Comets (2-3), who struggled with turnovers, trailed 6-0 after the first quarter and went into halftime down 21-0.

Westchester climbed to within 21-6 in the third quarter on a 27-yard touchdown run by Chris Jacobs, but that’s the closest the Comets would get.

The Comets, who finished with 110 yards passing in the game, will open Western League play against host Venice High School at 7 p.m. Friday, October 12th.

St. Monica High School struggled to capitalize on offense and was held scoreless for the fourth consecutive game in a 35-0 loss to host Villanova Prep of Ojai in a non-league game Friday, October 5th.

Rafael Padilla led the Mariners (0-5) with 24 carries for 100 yards rushing and Derek Brandt added 54 yards on 14 carries.

St. Monica will next host Bishop of La Jolla in its last game before Camino Real League play begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 13th.