Big 33 announces Pennsylvania Roster for 2021 game

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“The Super Bowl of high school football” all-star games, the Big 33 Football Classic, is unveiling its rosters for this year’s game between Pennsylvania and Maryland. There’s never been a Super Bowl played without an alum from the annual game that began in the late 50’s in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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This week, the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association, which runs the Big 33, revealed the Pennsylvania roster for the 64th annual game that will be played May 31 at Landis Field at Central Dauphin High School. This year’s PA all-stars will be guided by Athens High School head coach Jack Young.

Below is this year’s Pennsylvania Roster:

2021 Pennsylvania Big 33 Team

QB: Cole Spencer, Pine-Richland – 5-10, 175 (will wrestle at the University of Pennsylvania)

QB: Evan Clark, Manheim Township – 6-3, 210 (Penn State)

RB: Josh Hough, Beaver Falls – 6-3, 230 (Syracuse)

RB: Eddy Tillman, Pittsburgh C.C. – 5-8, 165

RB: Ky’ron Craggette, Connellsville – 5-10, 210

WR: Malik Cooper, St. Joseph’s Prep – 5-9, 170 (Temple)

WR: Eli Jochem, Pine-Richland – 6-0, 180 (Indiana)

WR: Judah Tomb, Central York – 6-1, 190 (Saint Francis)

WR: Caleb Schmitz, Warwick – 6-4, 210 (Cincinnati)

TE: Cade Rooney, St. Joseph’s Prep – 6-3, 240 (Bucknell)

TE: Matt Bowes, LaSalle College HS – 6-3, 230 (Bloomsburg)

OL: Nolan Rucci, Warwick – 6-8, 300 (Wisconsin)

OL: Aaron Gunn, Union Area – 6-3, 308 (Louisville)

OL: Connor McMahon, Canon-McMillan – 6-3, 250 (Navy)

OL: Harrison Hayes, Pine-Richland – 6-5, 285 (Liberty)

OL: Cam McLaurin, Montour – 6-2, 260 (Duquesne)

OL: Mike Gecik, Delaware Valley – 6-3, 270 (Albany)

OL: Grant Cullen, Pittsburgh Central Catholic – 6-1, 255 (Undecided)

DE: Cam’Ron Stewart, Governor Mifflin – 6-5, 240 (Rutgers)

DE: Chase Whatton, Elizabeth Forward – 6-4, 235 (Bowling Green)

DE: Bralen Henderson, Pittsburgh C.C. – 6-3, 255 (Ohio)

DT: Nick Yagodich, St. Joseph’s Prep – 6-4, 240 (Harvard)

DT: Amara Yobouet, Northeast – 6-1, 255 (Albany)

DT: Taleeq Robbins, Imhotep Charter – 6-3, 300 (Mississippi)

LB: Balansama Kamara, Central – 6-3, 220 (Temple)

LB: Corban Hondru, Peters Township – 6-1, 225 (Miami, Ohio)

LB: Khalil Dinkins, North Allegheny – 6-4, 220 (Penn State)

LB: Luke Miller, Pine-Richland – 6-2, 205 (Kent State)

DB: Javon McIntyre, Imhotep Charter – 6-1, 187 (Pittsburgh)

DB: Julian Talley, St. Joseph’s Prep – 5-8, 170 (Pennsylvania)

DB: Stephon Hall, Central Valley – 6-2, 177 (Pittsburgh)

DB: Donovan McMillon, Peters Township – 6-2, 190 (Florida)

DB: Shafeek Smith, Imhotep Charter – 5-9, 165 (Undecided)

ATH: Myles Walker, Central Valley – 5-10, 160 (Akron)

ATH: Preston Zandier, Thomas Jefferson – 6-2, 195 (Youngstown State)

P: Mitchel Groh, Dallastown – 6-0, 180 (Penn State)

K: Samuel Hershey, McCaskey – 6-3, 185 (Undecided)

LS: Brock Welsh, Middletown – 6-3, 240 (Undecided)

Head coach – Jack Young, Athens. 

Assistant coaches – Pat Carey, North Hills; Jon DeFoe, Bermudian Springs; Martin Tobias, Penns Valley; Brian Herrick, Greenville; Calvin Everett, Harrisburg; John Donnelly, Central Bucks East; Jason Roeder, Freedom. 

The Maryland roster will be announced in the coming weeks.

Last year’s game was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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