The Eighth Annual East Central Football Camp is taking place at four venues and will run through Saturday.

A total of 40 schools are playing scrimmage events at Borgia, Hermann, Parkway West and Ft. Zumwalt East Friday and Saturday.

The camp is run by Borgia Head Coach Dale Gildehaus and Parkway West Head Coach Jeff Duncan.

“It’s a great camp. We charge $30 per student, which is the cheapest around,” said Gildehaus. “Jeff and I take great pride that we’ve never raised the price. We’re not doing this to make money. Our area teams have a chance to stay close to home and the parents don’t have to travel far to watch.”

Most of the larger schools will play at Parkway West and Ft. Zumwalt East.

Most of the smaller schools will play at Borgia and Hermann.

Area varsity teams scheduled to participate are Borgia, Washington, Union, Pacific, Sullivan, Hermann, Owensville, St. James and Wright City.

Each team will play three games on both days. Friday’s games will be a situational type scrimmage. Saturday’s games will be the normal jamboree-style scrimmage. Unlike the jamborees, there will not be a play limit for scrimmages. Instead, teams will have two running clock halves.

Each game will feature an entire crew of MSHSAA officials, who use the camp as training for the upcoming fall football season.

“We’ll have game officials for each game at every site, which teams really like,” Gildehaus said.

There is no admission price, but donations to help fund the camp are welcomed. Concession stands will be available.

For many area fans, the matchup to watch will be one between Borgia and Washington. It’s set for Saturday at 7:10 p.m.

Friday Schedule

Borgia, Washington, Sullivan and Wright City play at Borgia.

Wright City plays Soldan and Clopton at 12:30 p.m., Berkeley and Clopton at 1:20 p.m. and Lutheran North and Soldan at 2:10 p.m.

Washington meets Miller Career at 3 p.m., Affton at 3:50 p.m. and Festus at 4:40 p.m.

Borgia plays Christian at 5:30 p.m., Sullivan at 6:20 p.m. and Gateway at 7:10 p.m.

Sullivan takes on Gateway at 5:30 p.m., Borgia at 6:20 p.m. and Christian at 7:10 p.m.

Hermann, Pacific, Owensville and St. James play at Hermann.

Owensville plays Grandview at 3 p.m., Montgomery County at 3:50 p.m. and Orchard Farm at 4:40 p.m.

Pacific meets Fulton at 5:30 p.m., St. James at 6:20 p.m. and Hermann at 7:10 p.m.

Hermann takes on St. James at 5:30 p.m., Fulton at 6:20 p.m. and Pacific at 7:10 p.m.

St. James plays Hermann at 5:30 p.m., Pacific at 6:20 p.m. and Fulton at 7:10 p.m.

Union plays at Parkway West against Webster Groves at 3 p.m., McCluer at 3:50 p.m. and Parkway West at 4:40 p.m.

Saturday Schedule

Borgia, Washington and Sullivan play at Borgia.

Borgia takes on Sullivan at 5:30 p.m., Festus at 6:20 p.m. and Washington at 7:10 p.m.

Washington meets Festus at 5:30 p.m., Sullivan at 6:20 p.m. and Borgia at 7:10 p.m.

Sullivan plays Borgia at 5:30 p.m., Washington at 6:20 p.m. and Festus at 7:10 p.m.

“We play against Washington in the final game of the night. The kids look forward to that,” Gildehaus said. “It’s not about winning or losing. It gives coaches a chance to see their teams and players a chance to see what they need to work on for the rest of the summer.”

Hermann, Pacific, Owensville and St. James play at Hermann.

Pacific meets Orchard Farm at 3 p.m., St. James at 3:50 p.m. and Grandview at 4:40 p.m.

St. James takes on Grandview at 3 p.m., Pacific at 3:50 p.m. and Orchard Farm at 4:40 p.m.

Hermann plays Owensville at 5:30 p.m., Fulton at 6:20 p.m. and Montgomery County at 7:10 p.m.

Owensville takes on Hermann at 5:30 p.m., Montgomery County at 6:20 p.m. and Fulton at 7:10 p.m.

Union returns to Parkway West to play Waynesville at 3 p.m., Ritenour at 3:50 p.m. and Parkway West at 4:40 p.m.

A freshman camp takes place Saturday, June 15, at Borgia and Parkway West starting at 9 a.m. Freshman teams from Borgia, Washington and Sullivan will compete at Borgia.