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Palomar Comets Football 2008

LOA MADON

NO. 10 / STRONG SAFETY, 6-0, 195

HOMETOWN: Vista, CA

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Vista (Class of 2007)

PERSONAL: Full name is Vaaloa Michael Madon. ... Born Dec. 14, 1988 in San Diego. ... Son of Debi and Tom Madon. ... Has one two brothers (Tiana, 16, and Kerena, 12).

2008 SEASON: All-Southern Conference honorable mention starting as a sophomore. ... Had 111 tackles over two seasons. ... Third on the team with 60 tackles (36 of them solo). ... A big-play defender for the Comets for two seasons, he also has an interception, a tackle for a safety, three tackles for losses, a forced fumble and three  broken-up passes. ... Doubled as a long-snapper. ... Had seven tackles (three solo) in season-opening 21-19 win over Southwestern on Sept. 6. ... Contributed 10 tackles (seven solo) in a 16-0 victory vs. Victor Valley on Sept. 13. ... Had six tackles (five solo) and teamed with Lorenzo Greenwich to tackle San Diego Mesa's Sean Banks-Bell in the end zone for a safety in a 37-17 victory on Sept. 20. ... Had four tackles (three solo), forced a fumble and broke up a pass on Sept. 27 as the Comets downed College of the Desert 47-41 in four overtimes, handing the Roadrunners their first regular-season loss since 2006. ... Had two solo tackles vs. Grossmont on Oct. 4. ... Contributed 10 tackles (six solo) and broke up a pass against Saddleback on Oct. 11. ... Had six tackles (three solo) and intercepted a pass to set up a field goal in a 38-14 win at Santa Ana on Oct. 18. ... Had three tackles (two solo) and broke up a pass in a 20-7 win over Long Beach City College on Oct. 25. ... Recorded three tackles (two solo) vs. Fullerton on Nov. 1. ... Had four tackles, one for a loss, in 41-14 rout of Orange Coast in the final game of the regular season on Nov. 8. ... Had five tackles (three solo), including a half-tackle for a loss as the Comets concluded an 8-3 season by defeating Cerritos 38-33 in the Golden Empire Bowl on Nov. 22 in Bakersfield.

2007 SEASON: Was the Comets' third-leading tackler last season with 51, including 30 solo. ... Helped key Palomar's 31-23 victory over Mt. SAC, the eventual state runner-up, on Sept. 15 with eight tackles (five solo), two tackles for losses, a fumble recovery and a broken-up pass. ... Had seven tackles (five solo) in a 22-10 win over Orange Coast on Oct. 13 and also had seven tackles vs. Fullerton on Nov. 3.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Was an All-Avocado League selection under coach Danny Williams as a senior at Vista High was selected to play in the Alex Spanos All-Star Classic.... Started both ways for the Panthers, starting both on defense and at quarterback from his sophomore season on.

ACADEMICS: Undecided major. ... Had a 3.0 high school grade-point average.

(Updated Dec. 3, 2008)

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