Another sellout crowd is expected Friday at Geneva College’s Reeves Field as the 34th annual Penn-Ohio All Star Football Classic kicks off at 7:30 p.m. (player introductions begin at 7). The longest running series between the same two opponents in the state, this rivalry isn’t contrived – the teams play to win and the game has been filling the stands for over 20 years.
Pennsylvania leads the series 23-10 but the last eight games have been split evenly and only one of the last nine games have been decided by more than 12 points. Two years ago, when the game was last played at Reeves, it went to overtime.
Expected to quarterback the Pennsylvania squad are Moon’s Caleb Jakiel, Riverside’s Devin Kelosky, and Freedom’s Forest Petcovic but Beaver Area’s Anthony Keriotis and New Brighton’s Kellen Mackey could move the offense more towards a ground game. Unlike other all-star games, there are no requirements for a certain percentage of plays to be passes.