Monday, December 6, 2010

Congrats to Madison on First Championship; Kudos to Lincoln and Mira Mesa

Warhawk with Kim-Phelps and Nash.
Area Superintendent Marian Kim Phelps, left, and Principal Richard Nash pose with the Madison Warhawk mascott.
In The News
Congratulations to Madison High School for its first football league championship, when they beat Valley Center, rated one of the best teams in California, for the Division IV crown on Monday at Qualcomm Stadium.

An congratulations to Lincoln and Mira Mesa who, while they fell short in their games, made their schools and the San Diego Unified School District proud for their excellent efforts.

The county high school varsity football championships Monday at Qualcomm Stadium had a distinctively San Diego Unified look to them. For the first time in recent years, schools from our district were playing in three of the four division championships.

Lincoln, Madison and Mira Mesa teams played in their divisions’ Big Game on Monday, when there was a full day of high school football at Qualcomm Stadium. Pt. Loma lost in the semi-finals to Cathedral Catholic, otherwise they would have faced off against Lincoln for the Division III title; Pt. Loma has made the semi-finals four of the last five years.

Bruce Ward, our Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics, said that having District schools playing in three of the four title games is a rare occurrence. He doesn't remember it happening, and Bruce is a Kearny High grad and former San Diego Charger who's been around for some time.

No matter what your school affiliation, we hope you’ll salute the San Diego Unified schools. Varsity sports are a big part of the high school experience and we’re all proud of the students, coaches and programs at our schools. So even if you’re fan of the Patriots, Tigers or Comets, say a cheer for your fellow SDUSD campus.

And congratulations to all our participants in fall varsity sports, ranging from tennis and cross country, to water polo, field hockey and volleyball.