By Keith D. King
San Diego is a city that has a rich football history. This season, there are some teams that are continuing that legacy, and reminding the rest of the state of so. The CIF State Playoffs has bought out the remaining best football teams in all of California, and San Diego has produced 4 teams in the running for a championship, Bishop’s High, La Jolla Country Day, Cathedral Catholic, and Madison. This past weekend, all of the teams went on the road and pulled out victories, including a thrilling overtime win by the Madison High Warhawks against Calabasas, 60-53.
This will be the second year in a row, that San Diego has had 4 teams playing in the state Championships. Friday, Madison will go against the Valley Christian High Warriors (out of San Jose) and Cathedral Catholic will be taking on St. Mary’s (out of Stockton) in Sacramento. On Saturday, undefeated Bishop’s high will battle Oakdale High school at La Jolla High School, while La Jolla Country Day will host Mcclymonds.
Each team made it through competitive leagues within the city, and are now putting the state on notice. Though they may not carry the biggest names in terms of “powerhouse” status, San Diego teams possess the talent to compete with anyone on the biggest stage.