(FOX 9) - The annual High School Football All-Star Game is scheduled to kick off Saturday afternoon live on FOX 9+.
This will be the final time this season prep athletes will put on the pads and helmets and they say they're relishing every moment.
U.S. Bank Stadium has a busy week ahead of it. The Vikings are scheduled to face off with the Dolphins Sunday, but on Saturday, fans will see a game featuring some of the best high school football players in the state.
"I’m very honored to be in this position,” said Treyton Welch, a receiver from Buffalo.
The 46th annual High School All-Star Football pits North vs. South against each other for football supremacy.
For many, this will be the last time they'll get a chance to play high school football and the players say they want to go out with a win.
"We're all competitors here. That's why we chose to come to the game, to win so that's what we expect and we'll just have to go out and compete,” said David Roddy, the quarterback at Breck.
"I think it's going to be a battle between the trenches, you know? We've got big guys on both sides of the ball and with the new plays, we're just going to have to makes less mistakes as them,” added Cole Kramer, the Eden Prairie quarterback.
Tomorrow, former foes will become teammates and while each side wants to win, Saturday’s contest is really more about celebrating the high school careers these young players have had and getting to chance to play in the game, they say, is the highest compliment.
"I think they understand that, certainly they've been recognized as one of the best players in high school football in Minnesota which means a lot and they want to represent their communities and I think they want to represent their teammates and show them that they belong,” said Kevin Feeney, the North Head Coach.
"I’ve been able to play against a lot of these guys that are on this team but getting to play with them and getting to have their talent on our team is something totally unique and special,” said Matt Cavanagh, an Edina cornerback.
You can watch the game on FOX 9+ beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.