Coatesville’s Avery Young selected for prestigious Big 33 game (PA roster attached)

There will be a heavy flavor of Southeastern PA football representing Pennsylvania in the 61st Annual 2018 Big 33 Football Classic, set for Saturday, June 16 (7 pm kickoff) at Central Dauphin’s Landis Field.

Among those selected for the prestigious clash is Coatesville defensive back and Rutgers recruit Avery Young- the lone Ches-Mont League pick.

Pennsylvania will face an all-star team from Maryland, holding a 10-3 record in the state series including a 44-33 victory in 2017. PA has won four of the last five matchups between the neighboring states.

Other regional selections include North Penn athlete Justis Henley (Delaware), Pottsgrove record-setting running back Rahsul Faison (Stony Brook), St. Joseph’s Prep quarterback Marquez McCray (Sacred Heart) and defensive end Rashad Wallace, and Episcopal Academy offensive lineman Adam Klein (Temple).

PIAA-5A champion Archbishop Wood has four players on the squad, including linebacker Matt Palmer (Delaware), running back Nasir Peoples (Virginia Tech), defensive end Bill Shaeffer (Lafayette) and offensive lineman Tom Walsh.

“We are honored to continue supporting premier football featuring so many outstanding and talented student athletes, in cooperation with the Dauphin County Commissioners,” said Garry Cathell, executive director of PSFCA.  “Witnessing the caliber of players coming together for a week to not only play one of American’s favorite sports, but also to give back through our unique Buddy Program and through community visits, is truly remarkable and rewarding.”

“We’re looking forward to another exciting game, one that’s been played since 1957, and continues to excite generations of fans,” stated PSFCA President Coach Frank Gay. “We are grateful to the Commissioners, our host families, cheerleaders, buddies, sponsors, fans, and volunteers for helping to continue the success of one of the country’s top high school competitions.”

PA Big 33 Roster (2018)

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