The Madison (San Diego)
football team scored a legal touchdown, so to speak, when a San Diego Superior Court judge essentially reinstated the program's 2010 section title.
As reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune
, Judge Timothy Taylor ruled Monday that then-junior quarterback Chase Knox was eligible for the championship season, overturning a previous decision by the California Interscholastic Federation's San Diego Section. The CIF ruled in January of 2011 that Knox was ineligible because he had made an "invalid change of residence" as defined by governing body rules.
That ruling by the CIF resulted in Madison forfeiting 11 of its 12 victories during the 2010 season, in addition to its Division IV San Diego Section title. Knox, who had come to Madison from Brophy College Prep (Phoenix) in September 2010, sued to challenge the CIF decision. Taylor's decision restores those victories.
The CIF has the option of appealing Taylor's ruling.