Monrovia, Rio are going bowling…Cats will be at home, while Kares hit the road for San Diego

By Steve Ramirez, SGVN

Monrovia and Rio Hondo Prep, which won respective CIF-Southern Section divisional football championships over the weekend, are going bowling.
The area powers were selected for CIF State Regional bowls, scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, when the CIF State office announced pairings on Sunday.
Monrovia (12-2), which beat Paraclete, 23-7, for its third consecutive CIF-SS Mid-Valley title on Friday, will host Madison, of San Diego, in a State Division III matchup at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Warhawks won San Diego Section Division IV, beating St. Augustine, of San Diego, 35-21, on Saturday.
The winner advances to face either Marin Catholic (13-1), of Kentfield, or Sutter (13-0) for the Division III state title at Home Depot Center next weekend.
Rio Hondo Prep (12-1), which won its second consecutive Northeast Division title with a 28-21 victory over Mission Prep, of San Luis Obispo, will face Santa Fe Christian (10-3), of Solana Beach, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Del Notre High School in San Diego. The Eagles won the CIF-SD Division V title, beating Parker, 31-15.
The winner faces either McClymonds (9-3), of Oakland, or Central Catholic, of Modesto, for the state Division IV title next weekend at Home Depot Center.

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  • sean d

    Congrats to both teams proving that football in the WEST San Gabriel Valley is not dead!!!

    • rchico3553

      Right! It’s great to see teams that are so close in proximity doing their thing. I wish them both well. I know they will represent!

  • Eastern Ave.

    December football is Saaaaweeeet! GO Rio! Go Cats!

  • New York

    On film Madison looks like it has some really big guys and a lot of skill players and a QB who is mobile and throws a nice deep ball. I have no idea how a public school of 1200 can have a roster like that. The good news is that their large d-linemen and backers play high and don’t move sideways very well. We need to take advantage of that.

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      New York, their LBs are small…If our RB’s can get to the second level, they should get big gains. The QB does throw a nice deep ball, but his underneath passes are not good. He is also a 10th grader. The pressure should get to him. Madison is Fast, athletic, but Monrovia plays really tough D. Big Hits should side Madison. Home.

      • New York

        Small with long hair.