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State Playoffs: A Look at the Wildcats' Opponent

The Monrovia High School football team will play underdog Saturday when it takes on Madison High School from San Diego, a team ranked 68th in the state.

If the Wildcats want to get to the CIF Division III South state championship bowl game at Home Depot Center, they'll have to go through the Madison High School Warhawks first.

The San Diego team went 12-1 this season and is ranked No. 68 in the state by MaxPreps.com. Monrovia is ranked No. 133, by comparison.

The Warhawks have won their league's title seven times in the last eight years, according to the school's website. The team played in the state championship bowl game in 2010 and lost to Escalon, a northern California team.

Madison is led by quarterback Kareem Coles, a sophomore who threw for 1,429 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 876 yards and six touchdowns this season, according to MaxPreps.

Senior runningback Pierre Cormier led the Warhawks with 1,779 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. Cormier has committed to the University of Arizona, ESPN reports. Wide receiver Lee Walker, who also committed to Arizona, led Madison in receiving with 498 yards and 10 touchdowns.

R. Ray Morford December 03, 2012 at 07:03 PM
DEFENSE !!!!!!!!!
Mike Goblirsch December 04, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Monrovias Defense came up big in the Mid-Valley Championship.Looks like they will have to amp up their D for this one
Tim Macias December 05, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Playing a tough pre season schedule against, Ayala, St Francis, South Hills, San Dimas and Arcadia followed by two very tough playoff teams in Sierra Canyon and Paraclete these boys have had a lot of expiernce playing against tough schools and its starting to show in how theyve stepped up there game.
Madison Dad December 06, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Is there any way to watch or listen to the game online? I can't get up to the game. -Madison Dad
Erin Thorn December 06, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Madison dad, go to the CIF State site and there is a link to Play on which is a web-site that will be streaming the game. It's also on Time Warner if you have that cable service.

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