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Update: Area HS football teams compete in state championships

Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania high school football teams compete in PIAA championships this week at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg.

On Thursday night, the Dallas Area Mountaineers of Luzerne lost 14-60 to the Aliquippa Quips of Beaver County in the 4A title game. It was the Mountaineers' only losing game of the season.

On Friday afternoon, the Southern Columbia Tigers narrowly beat Pittsburgh's Westinghouse Bulldogs in a rematch of last year's 2A state title. The final score was 21-20.

Southern Columbia has now won seven state championships in a row.

WVIA filmmaker Alexander Monelli followed the Tigers last year for the documentary, ROAR: The Story of the Southern Columbia Football Tigers.