"It's a big honor to play in this game," said Ben. "They only picked 42 in the entire state, so it's a big deal."
Ben is part of a QB tandem that includes Starkville High standout Jacquez Johnson. The pair has been put through a cram session of terminology in an effort to get them ready
"It's been tough at times," said Stevens. "We've been getting better every practice as everybody has learned the plays.
"From quarterback to receiver you have to have timing and that's one of the main things we're working on."
The talented signal caller's task of forging a winning product has been aided by the skill level of his pass pattern targets.
"It's been fun playing with those guys," said Stevens. "If you throw it up and away from the defender, they will usually go and get it for you.
"All of them have done a really good job. Joe Morrow is the tallest one. You just throw it up anywhere and he'll go get it.
"Nick (Brassell) can really jump and Tobias (Singleton) can just run by them.
"Devin (Fosselman) and (Josh) Pinkston are such good route runners."
One defensive back has really caught Ben's attention this week.
"Jaylen Collins is tough to throw against," said Stevens. "He breaks on the ball real fast."
High school success has not led to a ton of recruiting attention for Ben just yet.
He is hopeful that a strong showing this week will jump start his recruitment.
"I am hoping that I can get some more looks after this game if I do good," said Ben.