This past weekend I traveled on the Santa Monica College team bus to cover their game against the Santa Ana Dons in Santa Ana, California. This was my first team bus ride since my football playing days when I was in eighth grade. The highlight was on the trip home when the bus driver pulled over at McDonald’s allowing the players to grab something to eat. 80 players and a cheer squad filling up a McDonald’s was a sight to see. Clearly, I was not expecting this iconic moment because my camera was under the bus. Lesson has been learned.
Game Report: Santa Monica jumped out to an early lead but was unable to hold on. A tied score at 14-14 mid-way through the second quarter was the closest SMC would get. The Dons scored the next 36 points to put away the Corsairs. SMC lost 27-53.
Kris Comass (right) of Santa Monica College leaps and makes a reception for a 16-yard touchdown over Avery Lynch (left) of the Santa Ana College Dons on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Santa Ana Field in Santa Ana, Calif. Comass’ touchdown reception tied the game at 14-14; SMC would go scoreless for the next two quarters.
Joshua Webb #3 of Santa Ana College and Ryan Arballo #14 celebrate after Webb’s touchdown reception on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Santa Ana Field in Santa Ana, Calif. Santa Ana College won 53-27 over Santa Monica College.
For more photos from the game visit my flickr page.