Another high school football all-star game has fallen victim to COVID-19. Officials of the Big 33 Classic has cancelled this year’s game that was scheduled for May 25.
The announcement was made on Twitter Tuesday morning.
It is with deep regret that we must cancel all Memorial Day Wkd. events & #Big33 game. Due to the uncertainty of the weeks ahead w/Coronavirus constraints placed upon everyone, we cannot move forward. Our top priority is the health, safety and welfare of all of you! Be well! 🇺🇸🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/nBfgGQ2Vt0— PSFCA BIG33 Football Classic (@psfcabig33) April 14, 2020
The Big 33 is known as the Super Bowl of high school football all-star games because there’s never been a Super Bowl without a Big 33 alum.
For those of you not familiar with the Big 33, it’s an all-star high school football game played in Pennsylvania since 1957. Over the years, Pennsylvania all-stars have squared-off against all-star teams from Maryland, Ohio and Texas. On other occasions, Pennsylvania has faced an all-USA team.
The streak started when Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Herb Adderley played for the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I. Adderley was a Big 33’er from Northeast High School in Philadelphia.