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Written by: Billy Splain on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
For the first time ever, the PSFCA East/West All Star game will be held on the same weekend and at the same venue as the Big 33 All Star game.
The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association is proud to announce the preliminary rosters and coaching staffs for the 19th Annual PSFCA East/West All Star game. The game will be played Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2:00PM at Landis Field (Central Dauphin School District) in Harrisburg.
The head coach of the West will be Tom Dickinson from North Penn High School and the East head coach will be Mike Farr from Schuylkill Haven High School. The teams will practice on May 3rd and 17th at Schuylkill Haven (East) and Woodland Hills- The Wolverena (West), and then Saturday, May 23rd at Landis Field.
Tickets for the game will only be sold on game day at Landis Field starting at 12:30pm. For more information about the game head to PSFCA.NET
The first game was held in June of 2001 at Mansion Park in Altoona, after members of the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) approached the Allegheny Mountains Convention & Visitors Bureau to help organize and produce a sister game to the Big 33 Game. The Big 33 Game features the top players in the state against players from Maryland. Unfortunately only 34 players can be selected to represent Pennsylvania, and in a state with a rich football tradition many quality players are left out. Thus, the PSFCA East West All Star Game was conceived giving the honor to play in a statewide, prestigious all star game to 68 more players.
The players selected to play in the game truly represent some of the finest football talent in Pennsylvania. Past player have gone on to play for college powerhouse teams such as Penn State, University of Maryland, Toledo, Ohio State, Pitt, Notre Dame, Syracuse University, Cornell University, U. S. Naval Academy and University of Michigan. The game has also been a showcase for Ivy League athletes, with players going on to Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and Yale. Our first class of alumni was eligible for the NFL draft in April of 2005 and several have begun their professional careers with the NFL.
Currently the East holds the advantage for wins 10-8. Clearly the stage has been set for rivalry that’s sure to continue to grow. As the rivalry grows so does game attendance and recognition. More than 50,000 people have traveled to Altoona, Gateway, Franklin Regional and Downingtown to watch these future college and NFL players in a classic rivalry. The Game had been aired on PCN, Root Sports and Fox Sports.
The game was not played in 2011 due to lack of sponsorship and a variety of other issues. The PSFCA thought it was a necessity to get this game going again, so after a year hiatus, the PSFCA with the help of many other sponsors brought the East West All Star Game back. The game was played in Western PA (Cupples Stadium-2016) and in Eastern PA (Downingtown-2015). The game returned to Altoona’s Mansion Park the two years ago for the first time since 2010. This years installment will be held in conjunction with the Big 33 for the first time. For more information please visit our website at www.psfca.net
Game Scores (Series = East 10 West 8)
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