PECKVILLE -- Players heated up an already hot field for the annual Dream Game in Lackawanna County Wednesday night in Peckville.
The City Team took on the County Team at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium in what has become the oldest high school football all-star game in the state.
"It's got a lot of meaning, you know? A lot of people for a long time from the school I went to, Delaware Valley, a lot of kids have played and a lot of kids I know. I'm here to watch my little cousin. It’s a good tradition,” said Michael McCarthy of Milford.
The players sweated on the turf, where it was close to 100 degrees, and on the sidelines.
"Absolutely hydrating, absolutely, spraying the water all on our faces and everything like that,” said recent Scranton Prep graduate and player Daniel Timlin of Clarks Summit.
Off the field, people did their best to keep cool, too.
There were fans and cold drinks at the concession stand.
"Hot? It's hot and I'm sweating. We're all here, having a good time. Got fans in here, trying to do our best,” laughed John DeBella of Archbald who was working in one of the concession stands.
Paramedics were standing by to help as well.
"I played in the dream game a couple years ago and it was great for me and these kids going through it, you make life-long friends. And have something they'll hold onto forever,” said Adam Manzoni of Milford.