Ohio wins Big 33 in OT
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Ohio won its fourth consecutive Big 33 Football Classic by edging Pennsylvania 24-21 in overtime Saturday in the 55th edition of this high school football all-star game at Hersheypark Stadium.
Pennsylvania only has itself to blame for Ohio extending its winning streak as the home team turned the ball over six times in the second half. Five of those six were interceptions, and the one fumble was recovered by Ohio in the end zone to tie the game at 21.
After Ohio kicked a field goal on its first possession in OT, Pennsylvania quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg threw his fourth interception of the second half on the first play.
Behind a defense that forced Ohio to become one-dimensional offensively, Pennsylvania built a 21-7 lead deep into the fourth quarter behind a pair of touchdown passes by Rutgers bound-quarterback Blake Rankin from Bloomsburg.
Rankin earned MVP honors for Pennsylvania. Michigan State-bound quarterback Tyler O’Connor was the Ohio MVP.