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District 1 Sends Four to Big 33 Game

Tagged under: All-Stars, District 1, News

Michael Pietrangelo | February 17, 2023

 

For those who don’t know, the first Big 33 Football Classic took place in 1957 and is still considered one of the best scholastic All-Star football games in the United States. Currently, the game features the top players from Pennsylvania and Maryland battling it out on the gridiron. To those entrenched in its rich history understand that to most athletes this is the Super Bowl of High School Football. A good portion of the participants in the game are recruited by division 1 colleges and have gone on to play at the next level. Some notable alumni include Kyle Brady, John Cappelletti, Kerry Collins, Sean Gilbert, Marvin Harrison, Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Joe Namath, Ricky Watters, Ed McCaffrey, Larry Johnson, and Steve Slaton.  Another fun fact about the big 33 is that there has never been a Super Bowl without a Big 33 Alumnus. This year four former players played or were involved in the big game, Miles Sanders (Woodland Hills), Chad Henne (Wilson-West Lawn), Brett Veach (Mount Carmel), & Frank Clark (Glenville, OH).

District 1 is sending four athletes to participate in the game this year. Our first athlete from Upper Dublin High School is QB Colin O’Sullivan (Rutgers). Colin had a season to remember as he completed 67% of his passes for 2,946 yards with 36 passing TDs & only 5 INTs. The Flying Cardinals won a District Championship & finished 14-1 with their only loss coming in the 5A Semifinal to District 12/ State Runner-up Imhotep Charter 21-14.

Our second athlete representing district 1 is OT Xavier Archawski (Army WestPoint) from Lower Merion High School. The massive tackle stands at an imposing 6’6 & 285 lbs. The two-way starter was a standout at tackle and DE on the defensive side of the ball for the Aces.

Third, on our list representing District 1 is LS from Central Bucks East Sean Kerrigan (Misericordia). Sean is rated a 4-Star Rubio Long Snapper and helped his team to an 8-3 record and a playoff berth.

Our final Athlete representing District 1 is P Seth Turner (UConn) from Great Valley High School.  As a punter, this season Seth averaged 40.5 yards per punt and had 16 punts inside the 20-yard line. His longest punt was 64 yards.

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