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East AL teams representing in state championship games

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

East Alabama is representing big time in the Super 7 Football State Championships. 

The Unified Championship Game opens the Super 7 on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Lee County Special Olympics team will play Vestavia Hills.

Later on in the week, Beauregard and Opelika are going for the title.

The Beauregard Hornets are making history. For the first time ever, the football team is heading to the 5A state championship, playing inside Jordan-Hare Stadium on Thursday night.

"I'm elated, it’s a great feeling just so surreal you are here we set this goal, the kids got us here community is backing us. It's an amazing feeling," said Beauregard Head Coach Rob Carter.
           
For the second time in school history, the Opelika Bulldogs will be playing for the 6A state title.

The team is hoping to take home their first championship on Friday night inside Jordan-Hare.

"I think for this community it is big, you saw the crowd in 2012, we have a tradition of having a great football program,” said Opelika Head Coach Brian Blackmon. “One thing we still need to do and that is win a state championship, for the city, community, fans but most importantly the players because of how they work and their sacrifice has been tremendous."

"I grew up an Auburn fan, I have been to a lot of games there too, it's great to go and play there," said OHS senior and quarterback J.D. Worth

"Our coaches prepare us every single week and put is in the best positions to play our opponents and are fans are amazing as well," said OHS senior and linebacker Zachery Yancey.

The state championships are an economic touchdown for the Auburn Opelika area.

Organizers estimate the Super 7 will bring in about 50,000 fans to shop eat and stay, representing a $3 million economic impact.

We will also livestream the games on our website. Check back for more details. 

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