The rivalry is fierce, the play is as hard-hitting as it gets and the players don't play for millions of dollars but for bragging rights and charity.
It is the seventh annual Charity Bowl played between the Imperial Valley's police officers (Pigs) and state correctional officers (Scorpions).
The Pigs and Scorpions will do battle on the gridiron at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Southwest High School in El Centro with proceeds going to the Calexico Neighborhood House.
Neighborhood House is a community center that offers services to Calexico such as recreation and after-school tutoring for children, day care and emergency assistance for homeless women and children.
While the game is for charity the players enter the contest with one thing on their minds — winning.
"Nobody comes in here wanting to lose," said Scorpion quarterback Anthony Lykos. "There's a lot of pride out there and winning gives us bragging rights.