Upstate vs. Downstate New York Football Classic

The Empower Upstate vs. Downstate New York Football Classic takes place on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. It features, as you may have guessed, the best high school football players from New York City and Long Island against the rest of the state.

It's a game that's been a long time coming for many football fans, but for the Syracuse Orange fanbase the game is extra special. Players like quarterback John Kinder, athlete Stephen Rene, Christian Brothers Academy lineman Macky McPherson and lineman Rob Welsh are playing in the game and will suit up for the Orange in the fall.

A true treat for Orange fans especially when just how passionate these players are about playing in the Dome and for their futures in Orange.Click this link for previous coverage of this story.