SMC Football Kicks Off Season

Christoph Hirota from the Santa Monica College football team jumps into the air to leap over the tackle attempt of Carlos Jacobo from the Los Angeles South team. Photos: Morgan Genser.

SMC drops a close game.

The Santa Monica College Corsairs football team kicked off their 2018 campaign with a close 44-48 loss to Los Angeles Southwest College in a home game at Santa Monica College.

SMC was led by sophomores Christoph Hirota and Paul Davis on the offensive side. Hirota rushed for two touchdowns while catching another, for 3 TDs on the day.  Hirota additionally had a 45-yard touchdown that was called back for a penalty on SMC’s first offensive play of the game.

Jalani Blade from the Santa Monica College football team reaches out to grab Deion Malone from Los Angeles Southwest College from behind to tackle him to the ground.

On September 8, SMC hosted College of the Desert and lost a 69-10 game to drop to 0-2 on the season.