Coyote football dominates first game of the season

The Calabasas Coyotes dominated their first game of the season against the Santa Monica Vikings, winning 41-14. 

The game started with Santa Monica fumbling near the 40-yard line, leading senior running back King Miller to score the first touchdown. Not long after Santa Monica got the ball back, sophomore cornerback Arion Lang intercepted the ball, giving Calabasas excellent field position for Miller to score again. 

The offense would go on to score two touchdowns before the half. And the defense kept up the drive and sacked the Santa Monica Vikings twice, not letting them pass the 30-yard line. The second half, the offense scored two more touchdowns. 

Team came out right from the start with great energy and got out to an early lead,” said head coach Cary Harris. “We played together as a unit and executed all three phases of the game. Great way to start the season.”

There were some stand-out players throughout the game, such as junior quarterback Alonzo Contreras throwing 225 yards with two passing touchdowns and one rush touchdown. Scoring three of those touchdowns was senior Miller, who also had 18 carries and 125 yds. The defense also proved worthy of the spotlight, with senior defensive end Domata Peko Jr. with nine tackles and two sacks.

Calabasas had home-field advantage for their first game. Now, they go on the road to play Oak Park High School tonight.