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All-Stars at the Shrine Game (3 Photos)

  • An All-Star Marching Band saxophone player performs during halftime of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 2, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

    An All-Star Marching Band saxophone player performs during halftime of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 2, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The All-Star Cheerleading Team readies themselves for the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 2, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

    The All-Star Cheerleading Team readies themselves for the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 2, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

  • The All-Star Marching Band performs at halftime of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 5, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

    The All-Star Marching Band performs at halftime of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 5, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

  • An All-Star Marching Band saxophone player performs during halftime of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 2, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)
  • The All-Star Cheerleading Team readies themselves for the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 2, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)
  • The All-Star Marching Band performs at halftime of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 5, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

There aren’t too many events in the Upper Valley that bring as many people statewide from both Vermont and New Hampshire as the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game does. All-star high school football players from Vermont and New Hampshire butt heads as their fans cheer on their respective sides.

It’s interesting to watch both states collide in a football game, but what I liked to see when I photographed this year’s game was the collaboration. Two other teams are present at the Shrine Bowl each year — an All-Star Marching Band and an All-Star Cheerleading Team. Comprised of students from both states, the teams practice, perform and hang out together, working both sides of Memorial Field during their performances. Perfectly in rhythm with one another after only a few days of practice, their athleticism is as impressive on the sidelines as the football players on the field.

Follow this link to see more photographs from the game.

Posted to the Valley Visual blog Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Follow the Valley News on Twitter @VNewsUV.