ScoutTV: Madison at Monrovia

Quick highlights from Saturday's CIF Southern Section Regional Division-III Finals between San Diego (Calif.) Madison and Monrovia (Calif.)...

The game between San Diego (Calif.) Madison and Monrovia (Calif.) was a nail-biter, as the teams traded off taking the lead, but the Madison Warhawks pulled off the 21-17 win, sealing the victory as Michael Garner picked off Monrovia with less than twenty seconds left in the game.

The first half was a match-up of two talented teams, and the score after two quarters was 7-7. Madison linebacker Jamie Gomez brought the score to 14 for the Warhawks with a pick-six in the first few minutes of the third quarter. Monrovia answered with a field goal made by Mason Bryant, who also had a solid night at receiver for the Warriors. Penalties were abundant in the fourth quarter, as were interceptions, as Gomez had another early in the fourth.

The play of the game was a kickoff return by Madison receiver Lee Walker, an Arizona commit, who returned a kickoff for just over a ninety yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. An elated Walker said post game that he would be taking his official visit to Arizona in January with his friend and teammate, running back Pierre Cormier, who is also committed to the Wildcats. Though Cormier didn't get the ball much in the match up, it's clear the Wildcats are getting quite the offensive duo, who both are solid to the program.

Though they weren't able to nab the win, Monrovia had a few players make a big impact in Saturday's game, including Bryant, who holds a good number of offers, including six from Ivy League programs, and linebackers George Frazier (Colorado commit) and Brett Walsh (Northwestern commit). Anthony Craft, who plays both receiver and corner and holds an offer from San Jose State, had a 15-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.

Madison, the CIF Southern Section Regional Division-III Champs, will face Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic next Saturday for the Division-III Championship at the Home Depot Center.

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