Fox Sports Southwest announced Thursday plans to televise two UIL Class 5A semifinal football playoff games live on Saturday.
A battle of unbeaten teams leads off 2 p.m. CT. Katy (14-0), the top-ranked 5A team in the Texas AP poll and No. 4 in USA Todays national rankings, meets Cibolo Steele (14-0), ranked third in the state and 25th nationally, at Baylors Floyd Casey Stadium in a 5A Division II semifinal.
DeSoto (14-0), No. 2 in state and national polls, takes on Allen (13-1), ranked sixth in the state and Best of the Rest in USAs Todays Super 25, at SMUs Ford Stadium at 6 p.m. CT.
The 5A Division I semifinal will be carried on Fox Sports Southwest Plus in markets televising the Dallas Mavericks-Minnesota Timberwolves NBA game and on Fox Sports Southwests primary channel in all other markets.
In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the DeSoto-Allen game can be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 906, Charter Communications channel 300, DirecTV channel 677 (677-1 HD), Dish Network channel 440 (9575 HD), AT&T U-Verse channel 757 (1757 HD) and Verizon Fios channel 77 (577 HD).
Travis Stewart (play-by-play), LaDarrin McLane (analyst) and Greg Tepper (sideline reporter) will call the Katy-Cibolo Steele game.
Roger Emrich (play-by-play), Shea Walker (analyst) and Jim Knox (sideline reporter) will work the DeSoto-Allen telecast.
The winners of Saturdays semifinals advance to the state championships next week at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
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