It will be rivalry Saturday — preseason style — on Aug. 28 as longstanding Knox County and Waldo County high school athletic rivals meet on the football field.

Mount View will travel to Belfast for a 7 p.m. exhibition game on Saturday at Dennis “Bear” Bryant Field. The game will hold extra meaning, not just because the Waldo County rivals, who play in different classes, will face off, but because the two teams and schools will use the contest to raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer.

In another Midcoast football game Saturday, Rockland will play at Camden Hills at 1 p.m. on Don Palmer Field in Rockport.

The Belfast and Mount View game will be played under the lights. The squads will battle 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.

Camden Hills and Belfast play in the Pine Tree Conference Class B division and face off during the regular season, while Rockland and Mount View play in the Little Ten Conference Class C division, and meet during the regular season.

Mount View, Belfast, Rockland and Camden Hills all play one another in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B division in most other sports.

The teams switched it up in their first preseason controlled scrimmages Aug. 23 as Camden Hills played against host Mount View at Larrabee Athletic Field in Knox and Rockland faced the Lions in Belfast. It was the first varsity football game at Larrabee Field, which will be the new home of the Mustangs, who have played regular-season games in Belfast in recent years.

Village NetMedia Regional Editor/Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at