Saskatchewan is fielding two teams at this year's Canada Cup Under-18 football championship.

Provincial teams are hoping to steal the thunder from Quebec, which has won the tournament for the last 3 years in a row. 

Warman native, Samuel Jean, plays on the Saskatchewan-Green team and says he's thrilled to be playing on home turf. 

"I'm happy it's here in our province, where we know everyone and my family can come," Jean said. 

Saskatchewan-White is the other local team and will be battling it out with players from six other provinces. 

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta have all sent teams.

Payton Hall, another Saskatchewan-Green player, said even if his team doesn't take the cup, he still wants to make his mark. 

"It's a good time to show yourself to all the high level teams from around the province and around Canada and just to play your highest level high school game that you can," Hall said.  

Alberta has taken on and lost against Quebec in the last three championship finals. 

One year earlier, in 2010, Saskatchewan beat Quebec to take the national title. 

Four-hundred players are competing in the tournament at the University of Saskatchewan's Griffiths Stadium.