By JIM WOGAN
6 Sports Director
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Four Knoxville area high school football teams are back on familiar turf while another is making its first-ever trip to a state championship game.
Maryville beat Blackman 28-16 to advance to the Class 6A state championship game.
The Rebels are chasing their 11th title since 1998 and their first since winning back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011.
Maryville lost the title game to Whitehaven 36-35 in overtime last year.
The Rebels (14-0) will face Hendersonville (11-3) on Saturday night at Tennessee Tech.
In Class 5A, West reached the state championship for the first time in school history with a convincing 49-14 win over Cleveland.
West (13-1) will face undefeated Henry County (14-0) in the 5A championship on Friday night at Tennessee Tech.
In Class 4A, Fulton is seeking its 5th state title since 2003. The Falcons defeated Catholic 41-34 in a state semifinal battle.
Fulton (14-0) will face Giles County (12-2) on Saturday at Tennessee Tech.
In Class 3A, Alcoa blasted Upperman 75-18. The Tornadoes haven't been to the state title game since 2010-- but won 7 straight championship from 2004-10.
Alcoa's only loss this season has come against 6A power Maryville.
The Tornadoes (13-1) will play unbeaten CAP (14-0) on Friday at Tennessee Tech.
Webb will play for a state title in Division II.
The Spartans have had a week off after winning their state semifinal match-up with ECS on Nov. 22.
Webb will play St. George's on Thursday at Tennessee Tech.
Two other Knoxville area schools saw their seasons come to an end.
In a battle of unbeaten teams, Trousdale County edged Grace Christian 34-27 in a Class 2A state semifinal game.
In Class 1A, perennial power South Pittsburg beat Coalfield 43-22 to advance to the state title game.
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