There will be a high school football game played under the lights Saturday, Aug. 28 at Belfast Area High School, but the battle between the Waldo County rival Mustangs and Lions will not be just about wins, losses, touchdowns or extra points. It will be about raising awareness for a much larger, more important cause.

The Belfast and Mount View teams will square off in an exhibition contest at 7 p.m. in an effort to support breast cancer awareness in an event organizers are calling “Football Tackling Cancer.”

Players from both teams will sport pink socks with their uniforms, while coaches will wear pink shirts. All spectators are encouraged to wear pink to the game.

Standard ticket prices for the game are $4 for non-students and $2 for students,with 30 percent of the gate fees going to Susan G. Komen For The Cure. There will also be a 50/50 raffle to raise money for the cause, and donations will also accepted for the event.

The Mount View football squad also honored breast cancer awareness during a regular-season game last year, wearing pink ribbon stickers on their helmets, in an effort spearheaded by their female managers and head coach.

Belfast and Mount View do not play one another during the regular season because the Lions play in the Pine Tree Conference Class B division and the Mustangs in the Little Ten Conference Class C division.

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