The Football University National Championship began Dec. 7 throughout the United States.
Sixty four state based teams made up of the top 30 athletes in their area in sixth, seventh and eighth grade competed in the single elimination tournament.
The sixth grade team from Seattle did not make it past the first round, losing to Oregon 28-8.
However, the seventh and eighth grade teams have advanced to the semi finals.
Four players on the eighth grade team are part of the Valley Wolf Pack, a junior football program in Sumner. Those four from the Wolf Pack are Micha Smith, Tre Weed, Manny Fidecaro and Logan Mayer.
The seventh graders will face Iowa and the eighth graders look to play St. Louis.
The semi finals and championship games are scheduled for Jan. 3-5 in San Antonio, Texas.
The championship games for all three age groups will be broadcasted live on ESPN 3 or streamed online. The sixth grade game is at 9 a.m. eastern time, seventh grade kickoffs at 4:30 p.m. eastern and the eighth grade game is at 7 p.m. eastern.
For results from the games, visit the Courier-Herald’s website.