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Pa., Md. To Renew Big 33 Football Rivalry

7:34 AM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's annual cross-border high school football grudge match will center on the Mason-Dixon Line for the next five years.

The Big 33 Scholarship Foundation on Wednesday announced a new agreement to pit the Pennsylvania's top prep talent against the best Maryland has to offer.

For the last 19 years the all-star contest has featured squads from Pennsylvania and Ohio. Pennsylvania and Maryland previously met eight times between 1985 and 1992.

The annual contest is staged in Hershey. Big 33 officials cited the game's proximity to Maryland as a contributing factor in the decision to renew the rivalry.

The next Big 33 game is scheduled for June 15. In its 56-year history the game has also featured matchups with all-star teams from Texas and a Pennsylvania vs. the USA format.

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