HARRISBURG, PA – Ohio is out and Maryland is in as Pennsylvania's opponent in the Big 33 high school football all-star game.
The Big 33 Scholarship Foundation, Inc. announced the signing of a five-year agreement on Wednesday, starting with the 57th PNC Big 33 Football Classic on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Hersheypark Stadium.
Pennsylvania and Maryland are renewing a rivalry last played in 1992. This is the ninth time the game has changed opponents.
“The Big 33 is happy to welcome back Maryland to the PNC Big 33 Football Classic,” said Dave Trimbur, Executive Director of the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation, in a statement. “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.”
Trimbur told CBS 21 News Sports Director Jason Bristol that the decision to change opponents was made by the Big 33, adding he hopes the move "freshens things up a bit" and increases attendance.
There has never been a Super Bowl played without a Big 33 alumnus on one of the two team's rosters, according to the Big 33.