Matt Nelson and the York High School football team are scheduled to compete in Saturday’s Northeast Regional Under Armour 7-on-7 passing tournament at Exeter (New Hampshire) High School.

The Wildcats, under Nelson’s first season as head coach, went 2-2 in pool play last year and did not advance.

York is one of five Maine teams registered for the annual 7-on-7 passing tournament on Saturday.

York, as well as Thornton Academy, Marshwood, Bonny Eagle, and Wells, will represent Maine in the 39-team field.

“We’re definitely looking forward to it,” York rising junior quarterback Teagan Hynes said. “Our preparation has gone pretty well. We’ve gone over to Wells on a few Fridays and gone against them, that has gone pretty well.”

Other teams scheduled to appear include New Hampshire schools Exeter, Bow, Timberlane, Trinity, Winnacunnet, Dover, Concord, Goffstown, John Stark Regional, Raymond and Souhegan. Massachusetts teams include Methuen, Groton-Dunstable, Woburn, Haverhill, BB&N, North Middlesex, Greater Lawrence, Amesbury, Swampscott, Triton, Winchester, Westford Academy, David Prouty, Milton, Malden, St. John’s Prep, Andover, St. Mary’s, Lynn Classical, Sauguas, ?Narragansett, and Tewksbury. Rhode Island's Coventry High School is also scheduled to appear.

York is in Pool 1 and will play Exeter, Methuen, Lynn Classical and Coventry.

The Wildcats will play Lynn Classical at 10:30 a.m., Methuen at 11:30 a.m., Exeter at 12:30 p.m., and Coventry at 1:30 p.m.

“We just want to go out and execute what we have been practicing,” Hynes said. “It looks like a pretty tough draw, but I think having this hard schedule will be great for us because all of the games will be difficult but winnable. It’s going to force us to execute, and it will show us what we need to work on.”

The top two teams in each of the eight pools will advance to the Round of 16 which starts at 3:10 p.m.

"We're looking forward to the opportunity," Nelson said. "(Hynes) is looking good so far in some of our early practices. Those (pool games) are going to be some heavy tests for us, but I think our boys will be up for the challenge."

Rising seniors Noah Caramihalis and Riley Johnston, juniors Evan Bourgoine, Connor Daly and sophomore Hayden Henricksen, among others, are scheduled to join Hynes and play for the Wildcats on Saturday.

The winner of York’s pool will face the second place team from Pool 2; and the second place team in York’s pool will face the winner of Pool 2.

Pool 2 consists of Timberlane, Amesbury, Milton, Raymond and Swampscott.

Pool 3 consists of Concord, Bow, Wells, Andover and a team to be announced.

Pool 4 consists of Winnacunnet, Bonny Eagle, Winchester, David Prouty and Saugus.

Pool 5 consists of Marshwood, John Stark, Narragansett, St. John’s Prep and Malden.

Pool 6 consists of Dover, Triton, Trinity, Tewksbury, and Groton-Dunstable.

Pool 7 consists of BB&N, Greater Lawrence, North Middlesex, Thornton Academy and Westford.

Pool 8 consists of Goffstown, Souhegan, Woburn, St. Mary’s and Haverhill.

The quarterfinal round is scheduled to start at 3:40 p.m., the semifinals at 4:10 p.m., and the championship game at 4:35 p.m.

The three regional champions — North, South and East — all qualify for the New England Championship on Saturday, July 24 at Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, Massachusetts.

In addition, there were five wild card teams who advanced last year, as well as two other regional finalists to set up a 10-team championship field.

Suffield Academy (North), Scituate, Mass. (South) and BB&N (East) were the three regional champions last year. Dennis-Yarmouth (South finalist) and Milton (Northeast finalist) also qualified for the New England Championship; the five wild card teams were all from Massachusetts — Lynn English, Barnstable, Bishop Fenwick, Lynn Classical and Masconomet Regional.