Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Big 33 Rosters and Coaches Announced

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


When it comes to high school football all-star game tradition, it's hard to ignore the PNC Big 33 Football Classic played in Hershey, Pennsylvania pitting Pennsylvania stars against the best from Ohio.

How good is the talent at the Big 33 game? The Classic has provided at least one former player in every Super Bowl ever played including this year's.

Last week, Big 33 officials announced that Tim Janocko of Clearfield will be the head coach of PA squad, and Mike Fell of Ada will lead the Ohio All-Stars.

Here are the rosters for each state...

Pennsylvania

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

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

WIDE 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.

Ohio

QUARTERBACKS - Patrick Nicely, Willoughby South ~ Austin Boucher, Kettering Alter

RUNNING BACKS - Fitzgerald Toussaint, Youngstown Liberty ~ Jeffvon Gill, Euclid

WIDE RECEIVERS - Chris Fields, Painesville Harvey ~ Perez Ashford, Shaker Heights ~ Micah Hyde, Fostoria ~ Shaun Joplin, Sylvania Southview ~ Connor Ryan, Cleveland St. Ignatius

TIGHT END - Brian Slack, Akron Hoban

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Nate Klatt, Canal Fulton Northwest ~ Ryan Spiker, Dresden Tri-Valley ~ Corey Linsley, Youngstown Boardman ~ John Prior, Portsmouth ~ Marcus Hall, Cleveland Glenville ~ Sam Longo, Bellbrook ~ Jake Smith, Columbus DeSales

DEFENSIVE BACKS - Michael Edwards, Cleveland Glenville ~ J.T. Turner, Massillon Washington ~ Chris Williams, Cincinnati Winton Woods ~ Tim Moore, Mentor ~ DeeJay Hunter, Middletown ~ Isaiah Bell, Youngstown Liberty

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Jonathan Newsome, Cleveland Glenville ~ Adam Replogle, Centerville ~ Adam Bellamy, Aurora ~ Donovan Jarrett, Hamilton ~ Cody Petit, Patrick Henry ~ Denicos Allen, Hamilton ~ Melvin Fellows, Garfield Heights

LINEBACKERS - Will Studlien, Sunbury Big Walnut ~ Chris Snook, Medina Highland ~ Darrell Mason, Youngstown Ursuline

KICKER/PUNTER - Nate Freese, Strongsville

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Easton (PA) and Phillipsburg (NJ) 1993 Part Deux

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Gatorade is hoping to break a 15-year old tie between Easton (PA) and Phillipsburg (NJ). According to a report in the Express-Times, Gatorade has asked the schools if they can find 25-to-30 alumni players each from the November 25, 1993 game that ended in a 7-7 tie. According to the report, Gatorade wants the two schools to put the 30-something players on the field to "play it again Sam" and break the tie as part of Gatorade's program highlighting great American high school rivalries.

The Easton-Phillipsburg rivalry is one of the best in the country. The two schools are separated by the Delaware River, and this past year played their 102nd game on Thanksgiving morning at Lafayette College. Phillipsburg is New Jersey's winningest high school football program, while Easton is #2 in Pennsylvania.

The game is big enough that it's been aired live on ESPN twice.

Click here for the story from the Express-Times.