2014 Big 33 Game:A Few Running Backs Most Likely To Be Considered
Posted December 5, 2013 9:50 pm
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Every year the most heated debate in high school football in Pennsylvania usually surrounds the players selected for the annual Big 33 Classic football game played every year in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This year I thought I’d start up the debate nice and early. Here are some running backs that I think will get major consideration for the 2014 installment of the Big 33 Football Classic. (Note: I may forget some, and this isn’t the Big 33’s opinion!!)
THE THREE THAT WOULD’VE MADE THE DECISION EASY
Robert Martin (Harrisburg), Shai McKenzie (Washington) and Daquan Worley (Coatesville) were my odds-on-favorites to make the Big 33 team. Ironically and sadly, all three suffered season-ending ACL tears during the 2013 season.
THESE RUNNING BACKS WILL GET SERIOUS CONSIDERATION
Swanson ran for over 1,700 yards during the 2013 season. His backfield mate and number one prospect in Pennsylvania, Dravon Henry, ran for over 1,200 yards as part of the best backfield in the state this year. We’re left to imagine what would’ve happened had he not had to share the carries with Henry. (Disclaimer: I’m automatically assuming that Henry gets the Athlete designation).
Edmonds showed everybody that he was one of the best backs in the state by running for over 2,000 yards and 23 rushing touchdowns during the 2013 season. The Fordham commit came into his senior season faster and stronger and it showed as he and an improved Central Dauphin East team posted one of their best seasons in long time.
Wheeler may not make it, but it’s worth mentioning that he rushed for over 2,600 yards and scored 37 rushing touchdowns. He may not be the biggest back, but he certainly is one of the quickest and fastest. Simply put, Wheeler can ball with the best of them.
OTHERS TO CONSIDER
Daiqwon Buckley – Dunmore
Buckley ran for 2,322 yards and 35 rushing touchdowns during the 2013 season.
Lanier burst onto the scene in 2013 by rushing for 2,306 yards and 21 touchdowns.
It would probably take a lot for him to get into this game, but he definitely is one of the more talented running backs in Southeastern PA. Jones ran for 1,840 yards and 29 touchdowns during the 2013 season.