The battle for the 2013 Roper Cup is on this weekend at Clovelly Park, Kingston College (KC), this weekend.
KC will host North Street neighbours, defending Manning Cup champions St George's College, in the 49th edition of the Roper Cup.
Action in the one-day football extravaganza will begin at 10 a.m. with the Under-16 'Colts' teams kicking off proceedings. The focus will then shift to the Under-35 encounter followed by the Over-35 match which is expected to feature former Reggae Boy Fabian Davis, Yaro Magnus of KC, and St George's Christopher DaCosta and Mario Watts.
The Under-14 boys will then get a chance to showcase their skills before the big Manning Cup showdown.
KC's Donovan Hayles is anticipating a stellar year for the boys in purple.
"We have been preparing very well, and all I can say is, don't be surprised if we go all the way this year," Hayles said.
Also looking for a good showing from his boys is Kingston College principal Dave Myrie.
"We (KC) need to even things up. St George's have been dominating for a while now, and I believe this year is our year," Myrie said.
President of the St George's College Old Boys' Association, Wayne Wray, says his school has retained most of the players from last season with a couple of additions.
"We have about three new players that have joined us and we are looking forward to a high level of football from them and the rest of the team come Saturday," Wray said.
Regional cable giants SportsMax will once again sponsor the Roper Cup, and it will be providing an MVP Trophy for the Over-35 and Manning Cup winners.
The 2013 honouree for the Roper Cup will be St George's College old boy Lennox Robinson.
Admission to the event is $200.