High School Football: Big 33 Game to Feature Maryland All-Stars Starting in 2013
The Big 33 Scholarship Foundation, Inc. signed a five-year contract that will pit Pennsylvania high school football all-stars against prep players from Maryland.
The announcement came Monday, and the game will switch over from Pennsylvania-Ohio to Pennsylvania-Maryland on June 15, 2013.
Pennsylvania and Maryland last played each other in 1992.
“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,” said Dave Trimbur, executive director of the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation.
Tuesday, Penn State defensive tackle Jordan Hill said the Ohio State rivalry was meaningful because of the Big 33 connection. Many participants in the Big 33 game go on to attend Penn State and Ohio State.
Garry Gilliam, a Penn State tight end and Big 33 alumnus, welcomed the change.
“It’s a good thing to get other states involved,” he said. “A lot of our players come from Maryland. It’ll still be as prestigious as it was.”