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Posted: Dec 14, 2013 6:38 PM

Updated: Dec 14, 2013 6:39 PM

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) Kyler Murray's 24-yard touchdown run with 11 seconds remaining capped a fourth-quarter rally and Allen beat DeSoto 42-35 Saturday in a playoff showdown between the top two teams in the final Associated Press poll.

Allen (15-0), the defending Class 5A Division I champion, advanced to next weekend's championship game after trailing by 15 points in the final quarter. The final AP rankings were released at the end of the regular season, with Allen at No. 1 followed by DeSoto.

Trailing 35-20, led three scoring drives into a 16-mph wind. Two pass plays turned into touchdowns before the junior quarterback dropped back, ran up to his left and escaped for the game-winning score.

DeSoto (14-1) lost to Allen in the 5A Division I semifinals for the second consecutive year.

Quarterback Desmon White's fourth rushing touchdown gave DeSoto its 35-20 lead, but the team missed a 2-point conversion.

Topics: DeSoto-Allen

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