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BIG 33 All-Star Game: Rosters Announced

Written by: on Monday, January 12th, 2009


The Big 33 All-Star Game has released the roster for the Pennsylvania team for the classic showdown of Ohio and Pennsylvania. The game started back in 1958 and the 51st edditon is slated for June 20th at Hersheypark Stadium. 

There has not been one Supper Bowl without someone who played in the Big 33 Classic, dating all the way back to Joe Montana days. Another note for this years game is that the WPIAL (district 7) will be sending only 5 players which is the fewest in the history of the Big 33, after having 17 on the roster last year. The fewest district 7 has sent before this year is 7 back in 2000.

Don’t forget that NCAA rules only allow high school players to play in two all-star games therefore making them ineligible to play in a third.


QUARTERBACKS — Curtis Drake, West Catholic ~ Tom Savage, Cardinal O’Hara.

RUNNING BACKS— Rob Holloman, West Catholic ~ Lyle Marsh, Bethel Park.

RECEIVERS— Jaleel Clark, Parkland ~ Malik Generett, William Penn ~ John Schademan, Bethel Park ~ Devin Street, Bethlehem Liberty.

TIGHT ENDS— Brock DeCicco, Thomas Jefferson ~ Garry Gilliam, Milton Hershey.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN— Mark Arcidiacono, St. Joseph’s Prep ~ Steve Greene, Bishop Carroll ~ Brandon Heath, West Chester Henderson ~ Dave Osei, Abington ~ Justin Pugh, Council Rock South ~ Dan Shirey, Neshaminy ~ Eric Shrive, West Scranton.

DEFENSIVE BACKS— Chris Houston, Bishop McDevitt ~ Ronnie Akins, North Penn ~ Anthony Holmes, Harrisburg ~ JermelLee, Bethlehem Freedom ~ Billy Morgan, Cardinal O’Hara ~ Jordan Smith, Steelton-Highspire.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN— Jay Colbert, Neshaminy ~ A.J. Fenton, Erie McDowell ~Rob Stupar, State College; Dana Brown, McKeesport ~ Jordan Hill, Steelton-Highspire ~ Jack Lippert, Central Dauphin ~ Mike Pinciotti, St. Joseph’s Prep.

LINEBACKERS— Horvin Latimer, Bethlehem Liberty ~ Dan Mason, Penn Hills ~ Carson Sharbaugh, Wilmington.

KICKER— Brandon McManus, North Penn.

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