The state championships for high school football start Thursday afternoon and five teams from western Pennsylvania are fighting to win state titles.
Channel 11 has followed the progress of these teams all season on Skylights.
Skylights Kings' Coach of the Year: Veshio, Kuhns, Bradley
Skylights Kings' Cheer of the Year: Jeannette High School
Skylights Kings' Band of the Year: West Allegheny
Skylights Kings Family Restaurant Band of the Year Contest
SKYLIGHTS 2017 CHAMPIONSHIPS: High school football final scores, highlights
For Quaker Valley, it's a chance to make history.
The school has never won the state championship.
- Roethlisberger reacts to Shazier injury, Smith-Schuster suspension
- The Cheesecake Factory offering free slices for today only
- Bar's generosity wipes out students' overdue lunch bills
- VIDEO: VIDEO: Toy Drive at WPXI Dec. 7
Channel 11's Chase Williams brought you Quaker Valley's Cinderella story last month, highlighting the team that was never expected to make it all the way and has rallied around two teammates whose mother is battling cancer.
Jeannette is also heading to Hershey, playing in one of the first games Thursday afternoon. They will play Homer-Center. The Indiana County school is the first Heritage Conference team to reach the state title game.
For Gateway, it's the chance to cap off a winning season and represent Monroeville in the east.
The fourth contender, Pine Richland, has had an incredible season, one fans hope ends with a trophy.
© 2018 Cox Media Group.