Escalon High's football team, which is 13-1 and won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 4 championship last week, was selected Sunday to represent Northern California in the Division 3 State Bowl.
The Cougars will play the Madison Warhawks of San Diego County.
Kickoff is at noon at the Home Depot Center in Carson.
This is the first time that a public school had been invited to the game — this is the fifth year of the state's bowl system — and the Cougars edged North Coast Section champion Cardinal Newman for the berth.\
Cardinal Newman played in the D3 game in 20006 and 2008, losing both times.