Pennsylvania rocks Maryland in Big 33
HERSHEY, Pa. - When Coatesville wide receiver Chris Jones got to the back of the end zone after a 57-yard touchdown, he pointed both of his index fingers toward the television cameras and patted his chest.
He made his mark Saturday night on the 56th annual Big 33 Classic at Hersheypark Stadium, in Pennsylvania's 58-27 win against Maryland.
"I had to show off," said Jones, who is second in receiving touchdowns in Pennsylvania history. "It's a big stage. Every one nationwide gets to see us."
The Coastal Carolina recruit finished with 96 total yards, 61 receiving, and two TD grabs in the game, televised on the NFL Network.
Imhotep Charter defensive back Najee Goode intercepted a tipped pass in the first quarter and got his hands on two other passes.
"It was competitive," said Goode, who will Maine this fall. "We were talking trash and everything.
"I'll remember this forever. It's a life experience."
Haverford School linebacker Matt Galambos, who will play at Pitt, finished with three tackles. He also blocked and returned an extra point 86 yards in the second quarter.
"It's such an honor to be selected as one of the top players in Pa. and playing out here," Galambos said.
La Salle's Ryan Winslow, a Pitt recruit, converted all eight of his extra points.
West Catholic offensive and defensive lineman Jarryd Jones-Smith (Pitt) and two Archbishop Wood players - offensive lineman George Griffin (Holy Cross) and tight end Nick Arcidiacono (Rutgers) - also represented Southeastern Pennsylvania in the game.
Maryland 0 20 7 0 27
Pennsylvania 21 16 14 7 58
P: Tyler Boyd 91 kickoff return (Ryan Winslow kick)
P: Boyd 16 pass from Mack Leftwich (Winslow kick)
P: Titus Howard 39 interception return (Winslow kick)
P: Boyd 4 run (Winslow kick)
M: Kyle Levere 11 pass from Shane Cockerille (Ben Priddy kick)
M: Cockerille 1 run (Galambos 86 kick return)
M: Reggie Ellis 32 pass from Cockerille (Priddy kick)
P: Brian Lemelle 68 pass from Boyd (Winslow kick)
M: Luke Casey 2 run (Priddy kick)
P: Chris Jones 57 pass from Damion Terry (Winslow kick)
P: Boyd 5 pass from Leftwich (Winslow kick)
P: Jones 4 pass from Leftwich (Winslow kick)
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