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Heading to the state championship

by: VERN UYETAKE,

Lake Oswego head football coach Steve Coury celebrates moments after the final snap of last Friday's semifinal game at PGE Park. The Lakers knocked off Jesuit for the second time this season - 32-28 - and will play for the state championship against Southridge in Corvallis this Saturday. Laker supporters are invited to join in a citywide sendoff as the team heads out at 3:30 p.m. with a police and fire truck escort. School officials are encouraging fans to line the route between the school and I-5 with signs, pom-poms and banners in hand. The sendoff route will lead from the high school to Country Club Road, left on Boones Ferry and right on Kruse Way to I-5. For more, see Sports page A21.