Maryland's roster will include eleven local players for the 57th Annual Big 33 High School Football All-Star Classic showdown with Pennsylvania June 14 at Hersheypark Stadium.
Four of the players selected by coach Brian Van Deusen (River Hill) and his staff hail from the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference while seven come from public school teams.
Most of the local players are offensive players with five lineman expected to help bolster an area the Maryland team struggled with in last year's 58-37 loss. That marked Maryland's return to the rivalry after a 21-year absence during which Pennsylvania played Ohio.
Meade's Jake Hawk (Navy), Archbishop Spalding's Melvin Gowl (Air Force), Gilman's Sheldon Johnson (Army) and Fallston's Alex Helm and Levi Lloyd (Towson) will play on the line.
Also on offense will be Archbishop Spalding quarterback Zach Abey (Navy), The Baltimore Sun's Offensive Player of the Year, and Milford Mill wide receiver Reggie White Jr. (Monmouth). River Hill's Alex Potocko will handle the kicking.
Defensively, the team includes Meade defensive end Niquekko Cook (Towson), Broadneck linebacker Landon Reecher and McDonogh defensive back Josh Woods (Maryland).
Maryland's Big 33 roster
Zach Abey, Archbishop Spalding, QB
Marcus Allen, Wise, CB
Daniel Appouh, Seneca Valley, DE
Preston Bryan, Fort Hill, OL
David Carlisle, Oakdale, WR
Antwaine Carter, Westlake, QB
Anthony Chesley, Gwynn Park, CB
Niquekko Cook, Meade, DE
Javonn Curry, Paint Branch, WR
Jerome Dews, Potomac, LB
Marquel Dickerson, North Point, RB
Justin Falcinelli, Middletown, OT
Rasheed Gillis, Northwest, LB
Josh Gills, Northwest, RB
Josh Gontarek, Lingnore, ATH
Melvin Gowl, Archbishop Spalding, OL
Gary Gross, Douglass-PG,DT
Jake Hawk, Meade, OT
Alex Helm Fallston, OL
Anthony Jackston, Suitland, LB
Stephon Jacob, Damascus, LB
Sheldon Johnson, Gilman, OT
Kevin Joppy, Quince Orchard, RB
Levi Lloyd, Fallston, OL
Samer Manna, Northwest, LB
Nick Nelson, Suitland, CB
Alex Potocko, River Hill, K
Landon Reecher, Broadneck, DT
Micah Till, Wise, DE
Solomon Vault, Gaithersburg, RB
Dalonte Waters, Parkside, RB
Reggie White Jr., Milford Mill, WR
Jamal Woodlawn, DuVal, CB
Josh Woods, McDonogh, DB
Brian Van Deusen, River Hill
Tom Gruneberg, River Hill
Ryan Hines, Urbana
DeLawn Parrish, Wise
J.C. Pinkney, Douglass-PG
Marc Mesaros, Eastern Tech
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