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FOX Sports Southwest today announced plans to televise Saturday’s UIL Class 5A Division I Region I area round football playoff game between DeSoto, ranked No. 2 in Texas, and No. 4 Coppell at Allen Eagle Stadium.
The game will be televised live on FOX Sports Southwest (FOX Sports Southwest Plus in Houston market), if it is sold-out 48 hours prior to Saturday’s 1:00 p.m. CT kickoff in accordance with UIL TV rules for playoff games.
If the game is not sold-out at 18,000-seat Eagle Stadium by the required Thursday 1 p.m. deadline, FOX Sports Southwest will show it on delay Saturday at midnight CT and replay it on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. CT.
The matchup features the top two football programs in Dallas, who are also recognized in state and national rankings.
DeSoto is the top-ranked team in the Dallas Morning News’ SportsDayHS poll, No. 2 in the AP state rankings, and No. 3 nationally in USA Today’s Super 25. Coppell is ranked second by the Dallas Morning News, fourth in the state, and 14th nationally.
Craig Way (play-by-play), Travis Stewart (analyst) and Angela Hamann (sideline reporter) will call the game for FOX Sports Southwest.
Fans can purchase tickets to the game at DeSoto and Coppell high schools.
i'll be there.
I don't even know where Coppell is? But you guys who do please buy the damn tix so I can watch the feakin game on tv.
This is going to be an awesome game. The winner of it will most likely play Arlington Bowie, which will be another marquee matchup.
And the winner of that could play Southlake.
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Regions I and II are crazy in the metroplex this year with teams that could win it all.
Coppell is north of DFW airport and west of Irving.
Do any of you guys know if the game will be broadcast on the radio or internet?
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