The 61th Annual BIG 33 All-Star Football Classic will be played on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Team Maryland will consist of 38 players representing numerous high schools throughout Maryland.
This year’s team will be led by Quarterbacks Kevin Doyle (St. John’s) and Doc Booner (Quince Orchard HS). Doyle led St. John’s to a 9-2 record winning the WCAC title. This was St. John’s first league championship since 1989. Doyle, ranked as one of the top pro style quarterbacks in the country, has received well over 30 scholarship offers. Doyle has committed to play at the University of Arizona under offensive coordinator, Noel Mazzone.
Also at quarterback, Maryland will feature Doc Bonner who helped led Quince Orchard to their second 4A State championship game appearance. In his career, Booner passed for 5,244 yards and 58 Touchdowns. His completion percentage finished in the 63 percentile. Booner received numerous scholarship offers and has decided to continue playing football at the Air Force Academy in the fall.
Team Maryland’s offensive line will be anchored by an impressive group of big men. This group will feature two players from St. Frances Academy that finished the year ranked number 3 in the USA Today and finished the season at 13-0: Number 1 in Maryland. The Panthers won the MIAA “A” Conference that is one of the toughest conferences in the nation. St. Frances players are Antonio Derry (6’4″, 300lbs – Stetson University) and Josh Miller (6’2″, 300lbs – Central Florida University). The O-line will also feature Jamie Romo, (6’5″, 285lbs – Naval Academy) and Will Knuttson (6’4″, 295lbs – Penn State University). At the TE position, Maryland will feature 6’5″, 220lbs Donta Anthony committed to Old Dominion University.
An impressive offensive attack will also feature running backs Julius Chestnut (Arhcbishop Spalding HS- Sacred Heart University) and Juwon Farri (Northwest HS- Monmouth University).The wide out positions will feature Penn State bound Daniel Geroge (Oxon Hill HS- 6’2″, 205lbs), and Uogo Obasi (Milford Mill HS- 6’2″, 182lbs) who is headed to UVA.
On the defensive side of the ball, Maryland has numerous stand out players. The defensive line will be anchored by Dematha’s John Morgan (6’3″, 245lbs) who is headed to play at the University of Pittsburgh. In the linebacker core, Maryland will feature “Howard County Player of the Year” Ryan Kearney (6’1″, 220lbs) who will play at Towson University. The Linebackers will also feature 3 time State Champion Chris Rhodes (5’11”, 202lbs – Wise HS) that is headed to Shepherd University.
In the defensive secondary, Team Maryland will feature two additional St. Frances players, Terrell Smith (5’10”, 170lbs – Saint Francis University) and Jahil Brown (6’0″, 175lbs – Central Connecticut State). Two additional Wise HS 4A State Champions, Ehizele Akojie (6’2″, 195lbs – Army) and Demetri Morsell (6’0″ -170lbs – Bowie State) will roam the secondary.
Head Coach Reggie White (Milford Mill HS) who has previously played and coached in the game feels that Maryland is again the underdog. His staff feels that they are up for the challenge in June. Since joining the historical game, Maryland is 1-4. Each year, Maryland has played a competitive game, but has not emerged with the victory.
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Game information: 61st Annual BIG 33 All-Star Game
Date: June 16th- 7 PM Kick-Off
Location: Landis Field (Harrisburg, PA)
Televised: Sinclair Broadcasting Group
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