Stephenville aims for its third straight area football championship Friday, and fans at the game - or anywhere - can join the Empire-Tribune's live chat during the game.

The Yellow Jackets face Kennedale at 2 p.m. Friday at Ram Stadium in Mineral Wells, and the live chat, powered by Cover It Live on, will begin shortly before kickoff.

Sports Editor Brad Keith and Staff Writer Jessie Horton will be blogging as the action unfolds, and Horton will be posting video online, also at Photo galleries from Russell Huffman will also be posted, with full coverage to follow in the Sunday edition of the Empire-Tribune.

In other playoff action, Hico faces Honey Grove at 7:30 Friday night in Ferris, and Stephenville FAITH meets Tyler HEAT in the Texas Christian Athletic League Division II semifinals at 3 p.m. Saturday in Brenham. For previews and results of all local playoff action, our High School Playoffs Central page at