The Big 33, the Super Bowl of High School Football All-Star Games, cancelled due to Coronavirus

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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.

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2020 Pennsylvania Big 33 Roster

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.

Related: Big 33 Super Bowl Streak Continues

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.

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