The East team hasn't defeated the West in the past five Sertoma 8-Man All-Star games. Maybe that will change in 2013.
That's because the East team will feature defensive lineman Nathan Bazata of Howells-Dodge, who is the Nebraska High School Male Athlete of the Year and a University of Iowa signee.
Bazata, as well as other small school stars, will play in the 35th annual game Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Hastings College's Lloyd Wilson Field.
Bazata, at 6-foot-2, 280 pounds, was recently named defensive MVP for the Nebraska Shrine Bowl that was played June 1 in Kearney. He is also the second future Hawkeye to compete in the 8-man All-Star game in as many years, as last season Giltner's Drew Ott starred.