Madison has a State Bowl III Championship date with Kentfield Marin Catholic at 4 p.m. next Saturday at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson.
The Warhawks (13-1) advanced after a pulsating, 21-17, come-from-behind victory at Monrovia (12-3), which managed to shackle Madison’s big-play weapons, outgained the visitors 448 yards to 119, and led until a 91-yard kickoff return by Lee Walker with 5:30 remaining.
Madison held on until Mason Garner finally put away the Wildcats with an interception in the game’s final seconds.
Marin Catholic (14-1) defeated Sutter 23-7 for the North regional title. If CalPreps power ratings mean anything, the San Francisco North Bay team will rate a slight favorite with a 46.8 rating to Madison’s 43.5.