Pennsylvania beats Maryland in Big 33 Classic

Big 33 Classic

Penn State fans got a preview of Miles Sanders‘ talent Saturday night as the Woodland Hills running back found the end zone three times in leading the Pennsylvania all-stars to a 26-14 win over Maryland in the 59th annual Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Many consider the Big 33 game, America’s best high school football game based on the fact that there’s never been a Super Bowl played without a Big 33 alum.

Sanders, who was named the Pennsylvania team’s MVP, opened the scoring when he caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Virginia-bound Devante Cross (Parkland) in the first quarter.  In addition to the touchdown catch, Sanders, who is the #1 running back prospect in the Class of 2016, according to 247Sports picked-up 67-yards on six carries, scoring touchdowns on runs of 5 and 19 yards.

Sanders’ high school teammate Jo-El Shaw, who will play at Syracuse, scored Pennsylvania’s other touchdown.  Shaw finished as the Keystone State’s leading rusher with 82 yards on 14 carries.

Pennsylvania led 26-0 going into the fourth quarter.

Pennsylvania has now won three of the last four games between the neighboring states.

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