A crowd of possibly 6,000 is expected for Manatee's season-opener Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Md.
"We're excited," said Good Counsel athletic director Mark Jankovitz.
Both teams are ranked nationally - the rankings vary depending on what poll you study - and the game has caught the attention of USA Today, which plans on sending a writer, Jankovitz said.
"We've had college coaches and scouts calling us about coming out," Jankovitz said, "from as far out as the West Coast."
Good Counsel has won back-to-back Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championships and begins the season ranked first in the Washington Post's top 20.
Friday's game kicks off at 7 p.m.