Ten months removed from winning the CIF Division IV football championship, Madison High looks like it’s ready to do it all over again. The Warhawks have been moved up two divisions, and it appears they’re trying to prove that they belong.
Madison’s 41-6 nonleague home victory Friday over Mira Mesa improved its record to 5-1, and the Warhawks have scored at least 35 points four times this season. They’ve been doing it with a hurry-up offense that seems able to score at will and a defense that makes plenty of big stops.
“We’re an up-tempo offense, so we get up and down the field quickly,” quarterback Kareem Coles said. “We feel like we can score from anywhere on the field.”
Friday, Coles threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. He totaled 141 yards on 9 of 13 passing while rushing five times for 64 yards.
Vincent Parrish caught both touchdown passes from Coles,. Kevin Moore rushed eight times for 87 yards and two scores.
Mira Mesa (3-2) fed right into the Warhawks’ hands with two interceptions and a punt that netted negative yards inside Madison territory. Late in the second half, Madison stopped Mira Mesa on four straight plays from inside the 2-yard line.
“Our defense is really good, and I think they’ve showed that this year,” Madison coach Rick Jackson said.