PSFCA Big 33 Team Announced

PSFCA Big 33 Team Announced

By: Billy Splain | PSFCA | February 13, 2020


The Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association introduces the 2019 Big 33 Roster.


Join us on Monday, May 25th at Central Dauphin School District’s Landis Field in
Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. with Pre-Game fun.

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NFL Super Bowls have included Big 33 Alums every year since inception!

PA Big 33 Team Announced, along with 2020 Honorary Chair CNN’s Coy Wire, Team Heart Screenings and expanded “Murph” Military Competition – Military & Veterans Receive Free Admission!

East vs. West Game to Move to Memorial Day weekend

HARRISBURG, Pa. (February 12, 2020) – High school all-stars from Pennsylvania and Maryland will compete at the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) Big 33 Football Classic’s 63rd game on Memorial Day Monday, May 25 at Central Dauphin School District's Landis Field in Lower Paxton Township. Today, Pennsylvania’s 38-member Big 33 team was announced along with cheerleaders for Pennsylvania and Maryland. Go to for PA’s Big 33 Team, and next week to for the East/West rosters.

"It’s rewarding to see generations of fans energized by one of our country’s favorite sports and traditions. We are extremely proud to showcase this premier high school football game featuring gifted student athletes and leaders, in partnership with the Dauphin County Commissioners," said Garry Cathell, executive director of PSFCA. "Part of this special Big 33 experience involves teaming our players and cheerleaders with their special needs buddies, as well as giving back additionally through community visits like the Lebanon VA Medical Center and through meeting Gold Star families, new this year.”

"Today is an exciting day as we announce our extremely talented roster of PA all stars who will hit the field for one of the greatest high school football games in the country. As coaches and fans, we always look forward to an exciting match up that boasts so many football greats since 1957," added PSFCA President Coach Mike Whitehead. "We are extremely grateful to the Commissioners, our honorary chair Coy Wire, our host families, players, sponsors, buddies, cheerleaders, fans and volunteers for supporting the success of one of the country's top high school competitions as we celebrate Memorial Day weekend and our military."


Since the PSFCA took over the Big 33 Football Classic in early 2017, the commissioners have provided vital support annually in tourism grant funding, which is generated by hotel room taxes, to ensure the game would continue in Dauphin County.

“Dauphin County is proud to host the annual Big 33 Football Classic and support its mission to showcase top young talent from Pennsylvania,” said Dauphin County Board Chairman Jeff Haste. “It’s our equivalent to the Super Bowl in many ways, bringing hundreds of players and their families, cheerleaders, coaches and buddies to the region and generating more than $2.7 million in economic impact every year.”

“We’re thrilled to support the Big 33 and want to thank the PSFCA and Central Dauphin School District for taking the ball and running with it the past several years, keeping this proud tradition going,” said Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries. “It gives young people the opportunity of a lifetime - to play or cheer in the biggest football game of their young career.”

“We’ve worked hard over the years to make it much more than a game, including a free first-down clinic for kids, the Buddy program, and the partnership with The Peyton Walker Foundation to encourage athletes to get heart screenings,” said Dauphin County Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III.


2020 Pennsylvania Big 33 Team





First Name

Last Name

High School


RB 5' 11 195 Tavion Banks Bethlehem Catholic The University of Maine
RB 6' 1 215 Ali Barkley Whitehall Undecided
LS 5' 9 205 Kobe Brish Schuylkill Haven Undecided
LB 6' 3 210 Tui Brown Gateway  University of Connecticut
WR 5' 9 190 Dapree Bryant Coatesville Villanova University
WR 6' 1 175 Josh Casilli Peters Township University of Pennsylvania
DB 6' 1 180 Nick Chimienti Central Dauphin Stoneybrook University
DT 6' 1 265 Logan Danielson Thomas Jefferson Indiana University of Pennsylvania
OL 6' 3 300 Addison Darcy State College Area New Hampshire
WR 5' 11 175 Kamere Day Harrisburg Undecided
OL 6' 4 280 Mac Duda Thomas Jefferson Princeton University
OL 6' 2 290 Brock Gingrich Cocalico University of Delaware
DE 6' 6 270 Cole Graham Hempfield Area Saint Francis University
DT 6' 1 280 Jake Green North Schuylkill Villanova University
QB 6' 3 185 Anthony Harris Nazareth Area The University of Maine
LB 6' 1 220 Liam Johnson St. Joseph's Prep Princeton University
DB 5' 11 175 Donte Kent Harrisburg Central Michigan University
DE 6' 2 235 Kevin Kurzinger State College Area Duquesne University
K 6' 1 200 William Leyland Souderton Area Temple University
TE 6' 3 235 Nathan Lusk State College Area Army West Point Academy
OL 6' 2 310 Matt McGeary St. Joseph's Prep Colgate University
DB 5' 10 170 Tyrell Mims Martin Luther King Villanova University
K 6' 1 155 Jaxson Montross Tunkhannock Area Shippensburg University
OL 6' 3 310 Kaden Moore Freedom Virginia Tech
QB 5' 11 195 Ricky Ortega Coatesville Villanova University
DB 6' 1 210 Noah Palm Cocalico University of New Hampshire
DB 6' 1 180 Naseer Penn Baldwin The University of Maine
DT 6' 2 275 Michael Petrof Ligonier Valley US Naval Academy
DE 6' 2 230 Ryan Savage LaSalle College Princeton University
WR 6' 1 186 Ian Sheehan Neshaminy Undecided
OL 6' 3  320 Patrick Shupp Easton Area University of Delaware
DB 6' 2 195 Aakeem Snell Penn Hills Lackawanna College
RB 6' 1 225 Jalen Stewart Freedom Undecided
LB 5' 11 190 Gus Sunseri Central Catholic University of Pittsburgh
OL 6' 5 270 Bryce Thoman Central Dauphin Temple University
TE 6' 4 225 Dylan Walker Pope John Paul II Colorado State
LB 5' 11 195 Marques Watson-Tent Blackhawk Georgia-Southern University
DB 6' 3 185 Levi Wentz Pine-Richland Old Dominion University

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 Coaching Staff

  Head Coach   Jack Young Athens District 4
  Assistant Coach   Pat Carey North Hills District 7
  Assistant Coach   Jon DeFoe Bermudian Springs District 3
  Assistant Coach   Martin  Tobias Penns Valley District 6
  Assistant Coach   Brian Herrick Greenville District 10
  Assistant Coach   Calvin Everett Harrisburg District 3
  Assistant Coach   John Donnelly Central Bucks East District 1 
  Assistant Coach   Jason Roeder Freedom District 11