Escalon football team to play for state title

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.

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