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Franklin's Steven Smothers has to pull out of Big 33 football game

Franklin's Steven Smothers has to pull out of Big 33 football game

Franklin's Steven Smothers had hoped to play in one last high school football all-star game before heading off to college at West Virginia, but he found out earlier this week that he won't be able to play in the Big 33 Football Classic.

Smothers, an electric receiver and return man, must report to Morgantown on Saturday and found out "for sure four days ago" that he will have to miss playing for Team Maryland in the annual showdown with Pennsylvania's best senior football players on June 18 at Hersheypark Stadium.

"At first, I was a little...

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