NORFOLK, Neb. -- For some of the best talent in northeast Nebraska, Saturday marks the final chapter of their high school careers.

“This will definitely be the last time I put on the helmet so I’m looking forward to it,” said Connor Kreikemeier, Howells-Dodge lineman.
The annual Northeast Nebraska All Star Classic gives high school seniors a chance to show-out for their final game of high school.
“It’s their last game, but you got to have fun with it," said Cory Valasek, White Team and Riverside head coach. "These kids are spending the week coming to Norfolk every day.”
Valasek was an assistant coach two years ago in the classic.
“As a player when I played in the All-Star Game, a lot of these kids you think are your enemies for four years when you’re going against them [and] competing against them every week," Valasek said. "You see them here and become best friends with them by the end of the week.”
That rings true for one of the top-running backs in the state Parker Borer.
The Boone Central Cardinal was part of the 13-0 team that won the Class C-1 state title game, capping a career where he accumulated 4300 rushing yards and 71 touchdowns.
While he plans to add more as he moves to the college level at Drake, he said he wants to get one more win for his teammates on the white team on Saturday.
“It feels great knowing I get to be by their side in their last game ever,” Borer said. “It really means a lot.”

The Northeast All-Star Classic will be broadcast live on NCN on Saturday morning at 10:45 for the kickoff at 11:00.