Saturday, June 11, 2011

America's Premiere High School Football All-Star Game Takes Centerstage on June 12th NHSCA Sports Hour

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

Many call the Big 33 Classic, the annual all-star football game in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the Super Bowl of high school football all-star games.


Because all 45 Super Bowls have included a player who played in the Big 33 Classic!

That's a streak that ranks up there with the Joe DiMaggio's hit streak or Brett Favre and Cal Ripken's consecutive game streaks.

It all started with Big 33 alum Herb Adderley of Northeast High School in Philadelphia. Adderley played in the first two Super Bowls with the Packers. It continued in February with five former Big 33 players on the turf at Cowboys Stadium when the Packers battled the Steelers.

In between, names like Montana, Namath and Dorsett have graced the field in Chocolate Town USA.

Through the years, Pennsylvania’s top 33 football players have squared-off with all-star teams from Maryland, Ohio and Texas.  There have been games against an all-USA all-star team, plus sometimes the eastern part of the state battled the western part of the state for bragging rights.

For the past 18-years, the Big 33 has pitted the Keystone State against stars from Ohio. It’s been a very competitive series with each state winning nine times coming into this year’s game on June 18th.

Tomorrow on the NHCSA Sports Hour we'll talk with Matt Dennison of New Philadelphia High School, who is the head coach of this year's Ohio All-Stars.

Click here to listen to the show LIVE.

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