A three-day camp involving several members of the Cochrane Cobras opens today in advance of the Senior Bowl which is being held in the Encana Dome of Shouldice Park in Calgary on Jan. 7.

The annual game between the top graduating high school players in northern and southern Alberta has been a tradition of Football Alberta since 1990.

Football Alberta executive director Tim Enger says they moved it from the May Long Weekend to January in order to bring it closer to the end of the football season.

He says university teams were keen on the move and it now happens when the players are close to their peak condition.

"If there any injuries that occur, then they can be healed and ready go for when they want to try out for the Dinos, Colts, Golden Bears, Huskies, Wildcats, you name it, in the spring," says Enger, "so it's kind of win-win."

Six players and two coaches of the Cochrane Cobras football team are playing a major part in the south team.

Two of them--Defensive backs Brayden Chamberlin and Jesse Groot--have already signed with the UAlberta Golden Bears. Several other players have expressed an interest in continuing to play football beyond high school and hope to receive some looks from scouts.