Beginning Friday, eight boys 7v7 high school soccer teams will compete in Lake Lenore to be the province's best.

With near double digit highs predicted in the forecast the teams should have great weather to compete in the bracket double knock-out format event which begins on Friday morning at 9 o'clock.

Head Coach Curtis Strueby says they have the deepest field in years including last year's 2A provincial finalists in Lake Lenore, Cando and Chief Little Pine.

"With those three teams and then you add the perennial strong teams such as Middle Lake and Osler VCA, it's going to be a real deep field, it's good."

Four games will take place Friday, the medal round begins Saturday morning at 10.

"Games begin at 9am and then they run at 11am, 1pm and 3pm," Strueby explained. "Our boys play at 9 o'clock against Osler VCA who we have played numerous times in the past at the provincial level. The consolation final is 10 o'clock Saturday morning, the bronze medal game is at noon and the final is at 2 o'clock on Saturday."

If teams lose both their games Friday they are eliminated. If they lose their first and win their second they will move to the consolation side of the bracket. If a team wins their first game they move onto the playoffs.

Joining the field is Meadow Lake, Loon Lake and Duck Lake.

Also taking place Friday and Saturday is the girls 7v7 provincials in Waldheim. Local teams competing are Lake Lenore, Middle Lake, Humboldt Collegiate and the hosts.

Strueby wanted to wish all the local teams luck.

"Hopefully our girls can put it together and put on a good performance there as well and have a great weekend. As well as all the other teams in the area as well, you wish them all good luck and it just goes to show the strength of high school sport. Specifically in this case soccer in our area, it's good to see."

You can hear more from Strueby below in his interview with Bolt FM's Clark Stork below.