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1992 Recap

July 25, 1992 Big 33 Staff

The opening play from scrimmage set the tone for PA’s 38-0 romp over MD in what was the final game of an 8-game series. PA quarterback Scott Weaver threw a perfect pass to receiver Anthony Hardy for a 91-yard touchdown. In addition to his opening score, Hardy returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown […]

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1991 Recap

July 27, 1991 Big 33 Staff

Maryland proved it only needed one quarterback to beat Pennsylvania 17-9 in the 34th Big 33 Classic. Maryland wondered if Matt Byrne could go all the way at quarterback. As it happened, he managed to lead his team to their second victory in this high school version of the Super Bowl. After a scoreless first […]

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1990 Recap

July 28, 1990 Big 33 Staff

With 70 points scored between Maryland and Pennsylvania, 1990 turned out to be one of the most exciting games of the series. Maryland fans were ecstatic with their lead at halftime with a score of 28-14. PA fans breathed a sigh of relief when their team returned after halftime to outscore MD 28-0 to finish […]

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1989 Recap

April 29, 1989 Big 33 Staff

Whoever said lighting doesn’t strike twice wasn’t sitting in Hersheypark Stadium on July 29, 1989. That was the night Pennsylvania used a pair of halfback passes—the old flea-flicker play—to score two touchdowns in a 29-19 win over Maryland. A crowd of 18,532 paid to see Pennsylvania soar to a 21-0 halftime lead and then hold […]

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1988 Recap

July 30, 1988 Big 33 Staff

Mother Nature forced an early ending to what might have been the most exciting Big 33 Classic in the long history of the all-star football series. Pennsylvania was declared a 21-13 winner over Maryland in a game that was halted at half-time by a violent thunderstorm. Most of the crowd of 17,334 were well on […]

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1987 Recap

August 1, 1987 Big 33 Staff

Maryland used a couple of great goal line stands to preserve a 26-22 victory over Pennsylvania before more than 17,300 fans at Hersheypark Stadium. It was a game that went down to the final play, a Hail Mary pass from Doug Sieg which Gary Brown couldn’t hold as he tumbled to the end zone turf. […]

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1986 Recap

August 2, 1986 Big 33 Staff

It was billed as Pennsylvania versus Maryland, but it turned out to be the Michael Owens Show. Owens, the elusive runner from Carlisle, scored all the Pennsylvania touchdowns in leading the Keystone State to a 21-7 victory over Maryland. The 6-0, 200-pound tailback was easily the game’s most valuable player as he ran 21 and […]

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1985 Recap

April 20, 1985 Big 33 Staff

The first all-star football game between the Mason-Dixon border states was more successful than anyone had reason to expect. It was a success from a football standpoint, with Pennsylvania opening a 17-0 lead before Maryland staged a second half assault that made the final score 17-14. It was a success for the Pennsylvania High School […]

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1984 Recap

July 21, 1984 Ed Weaver

Mike Pettine of Central Bucks West led the East to a surprisingly easy 20-10 triumph at Johnstown. Pettine ran four yards in the second quarter for the only score of the first half. He also connected on a 43-yard pass to Bob Tait of Central Bucks East for his team’s final TD. The play that […]

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1983 Recap

July 23, 1983 Big 33 Staff

Matt Knizner of Hempfield ran for one touchdown and passed for another in leading the West’s 17-8 victory over the East at Johnstown. The West took the opening kickoff and moved 80 yards in 10 plays. Knizner showed his versatility by turning a broken play into an 18-yard scoring run. Some fine running by Tony […]

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