What is this thing that Lebanon High School has going with the Big 33 Football Classic?
Khalique Washington isn’t even sure himself. But that doesn’t mean he’s above carrying on the tradition.
On Saturday evening at Cedar Dauphin Middle School’s Landis Field in Harrisburg, Washington became the latest Cedar to compete in the annual senior all-star football game. Washington was the tenth Lebanon High School graduate to compete in the Big 33 Classic, and the first since quarterback Mark Pyles played in it in 2014.
But more than just there to soak up the honor, Washington was there to play hard and win. Playing at both right and left offensive tackle, Washington did his part in Pennsylvania’s 44-33 victory over Maryland, during the 60th edition of the storied event.
Contributing his pass blocking and run blocking skills, the 6-5, 280-pound Washington helped Pennsylvania roll up 392 yards of total offense. Pennsylvania took control of the outcome with 27 unanswered points, beginning midway through the third quarter.
Washington, who also starred on the basketball floor for Lebanon this winter, has committed to take his talents to Dodge City Community College in Kansas.
– Jeff Falk