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Operation Football: Westfield 48, Merrillville 19

The Shamrocks will seek revenge for last year's loss to Center Grove in the Class 6A championship.

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Westfield punched their ticket for a return to the state championship game with a 48-19 win over Merrillville Friday night.

The Shamrocks took a 13-0 lead after the first quarter, then led 20-7 at halftime before opening the gap in the second half. They scored twice in both the third and fourth quarters to seal the win.

The Shamrocks will face Center Grove in the Class 6A title game Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. Westfield lost to the Trojans in last year's championship, 38-14. Center Grove earned a return trip with a 45-6 win over Ben Davis Friday.

State championship schedule

CLASS 6A - Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.
Center Grove vs. Westfield 

CLASS 5A - Friday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.
Cathedral vs. Zionsville 

CLASS 4A - Saturday, Nov. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Mt. Vernon vs. Northridge

CLASS 3A - Friday, Nov. 26 at 3:30 p.m.
Brebeuf Jesuit vs. Gibson Southern/Tri-West winner

CLASS 2A - Saturday, Nov. 27 at noon
Evansville Mater Dei vs. Andrean

CLASS A - Friday, Nov. 26 at noon
Adams Central vs. Lutheran