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Ohio bows out of Big 33 Football Classic

By Michael Beaven Published: October 25, 2012

Ohio will no longer have an all-star team compete in the Big 33 Football Classic.

The Big 33 Scholarship Foundation, Inc. announced the signing of a five-year agreement to pit Pennsylvania’s best high school football players against prep all-stars from Maryland. Pennsylvania and Maryland will play in the 57th PNC Big 33 Football Classic on June 15, 2013.

Pennsylvania and Maryland’s gridiron greats will renew a rivalry last played in 1992. 

This is the ninth change in opponents during the Big 33’s history, which has included national all-star teams, an all-Pennsylvania East-West format, and all-star teams from Texas, Ohio, and Maryland.

“The Big 33 is happy to welcome back Maryland to the PNC Big 33 Football Classic,” said Dave Trimbur, Executive Director of the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation.

“The competition, as well as the proximity to Hershey, PA, will allow this to continue to be the premier High School Football all-star game in America.”

Known as The Super Bowl of High School Football, the Big 33 has had several future college and professional players. There has never been a Super Bowl played without a Big 33 Alumnus.

Ohio played in the event from 1972-76 and again from 1993-2012.



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