Throughout the high school season the Calexico, Central Union and Southwest high football teams competed against each other in the Imperial Valley League like mortal enemies.
Central and Calexico have a rivalry dating back to when high school football in the Valley began. Central and Southwest have grown into city rivals as less than five miles separates the El Centro schools. And Calexico and Southwest are beginning to develop a fierce rivalry.
But Saturday, all rivalries will be put aside as members from all three teams and the Vincent Memorial High team compete in the second annual Imperial Valley Football Coaches Association's North/South all-star high school senior football game.
"When we all first got out here, there wasn't really that whole rivalry thing. Yeah, Central and Calexico have had their own rivalry, but we don't even look at it like that," said Central's Victor Cesena, who will be playing linebacker. "We've been out here and we've talked to them and they're all pretty cool. So no, there's none of that rivalry stuff between anybody."