FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Northeast Indiana will be well-represented on Thanksgiving weekend during the IHSAA football state finals.

For the first time in school history, Carroll will play for a state title after stunning Class 6A No. 1 Hamilton Southeastern in the semi-state round last Friday. In the days leading up to Carroll’s first state title game appearance, head coach Doug Dinan wants his players to savor the championship experience while staying focused on the task at hand.

In Class A, Adams Central is looking for redemption after falling short against Lutheran in the state title game last year. The Flying Jets steamrolled North Judson for the second straight season to earn a semi-state title.

With a rematch looming against Class A No. 1 Indianapolis Lutheran, Adams Central head coach Michael Mosser looks forward to the challenge of preparing for a dynamic offensive team.

Carroll will face back-to-back 6A champion Center Grove on Friday at 7 p.m., while Adams Central will face Lutheran on Saturday at 11 a.m.