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Darlington and Black Hawk advance to state
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Congratulations to the Darlington Redbirds and Black Hawk Warriors football teams for each advancing to the WIAA State Football Championships to be held a UW-Madison’s Camp Randall Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 21.
    Black Hawk (13-0 overall) will face off against defending champion Glenwood City (12-1) in the Division 7 championship game on Thursday at 10 a.m., and Darlington (12-1) will follow in the Division 6 championship game against Shiocton (13-0) starting at 1 p.m.
    Congratulations also go out to area schools Lancaster and Platteville    for earning a state finals berth in Division 5 and Division 4, respectively. The Flying Arrows (13-0) will face Stanley-Body (13-0) in the D5 championship game on Thursday at 4 p.m., and the Hillmen (9-4) will square off against Winneconne (8-5) in the D4 championship game on Thursday at 7 p.m.
    Advanced tickets are now available for purchased at each school through Wednesday or until their allotment of tickets is sold out. Advanced tickets will only be available at each school for their own game for the price of $8 for students and adults. Tickets for children under six years of age will be available only at the gate for $1 for a single game. The schools will not be selling single game admission tickets for children under six years of age. Those will be available for purchase at the gate the day of the game.
    Black Hawk began selling tickets on Monday morning at the high school office and will continue to do so through noon on Wednesday or until their tickets are sold out. Darlington is selling tickets Monday through Wednesday at the high school office from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact the Black Hawk office (439-5371) or the Darlington office (776-4001) with any questions.
    An all-day pass to view all four state championship games on Thursday will also be available at the gate for $20 per person. You can also purchase a two-day pass to view all seven state games for $30.
    Parking will be available at the Alliant Energy Center with shuttle buses running between Alliant and Camp Randall every 20 minutes starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning. The cost is $6.50 to park a car and $19.50 to park a bus. The shuttle service will cost $5 per person for a round trip and $3 per person for one way.
    For more information on ticket sales or parking, please visit
    The WIAA State Football Championship Games will also be televised live on FSN Wisconsin. Check your local listings for channels.