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Lezzer Lumber Classic

The 24th Annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association
will be held on Friday, June 20, 2008. The game will be played at the Clearfield High School Bison Sports Complex at 7 p.m.
The Game Sponsor is once again Lezzer Lumber Building Supplies, along with co-sponsors Centre Daily Times and  J J Powell, Inc / Snappys.
The Classic will feature 87 players from nine counties and 29 high schools, highlighting the player and coach talent from the Central Region.
The Central Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association will again award  $5,000 in scholarship (10 – $500.00 scholarships – which will bring the CPFCA’s total scholarship monies over the years to $88,000  in 24 years.
The North Head Coach for the 2008 Classic will be Jeff Vroman from Philipsburg-Osceola, and the South Head Coach will be J Gawen Stoker from Indian Valley. The Game Director is Jack Bailey.
The North     will practice at Philipsburg-Osceola High School, while the South will hold their pratice sessions at Tyrone High School.
LOcal players who were selected to play in the Lezer Lumber Classic inckude Josh Bradley, Johnny Franco, Brandon Gehret and Shayne Tate from Tyrone and Bruno DeGol, Brandon Hunphreys, Anthony Jenkins, Justin Miller and Alan Wertz from Bellwood-Antis.
Individuals to be Honored at Halftime weill be North Coach of the Year  –  Jeff Vroman, Philipsburg-Osceola; South Coach of the Year  –  J Gawen Stoker, Indian Valley; plus 1998 Player Profile North  –  Larry Johnson, State College/Penn State/NFL; 1998 Player Profile South  –  Josh Geis, Altoona/Edinboro/US Army Ranger; 2008 South CPFCA Hall of Fame – Jeff Lingenfelter, Claysburg-Kimmel; and 2008 South CPFCA Hall of Fame – Rick Hatch, Tyrone/Bishop Guilfoyle
Game Program Highlights will include pictures /captions of three former Classic and Big 33 players currently in the NFL:
1998        Larry Johnson, State College /Penn State /Kansas City Chiefs
2000        Jon Condo, Philipsburg-Osceola /Maryland/Oakland Raiders
2001        Robbie Gould, Central Mountain /Penn State /Chicago Bears
Tickets available – Pre sale Tickets available at $5.00 per ticket from Head Coaches of any of the member schools, Lezzer Lumber stores located in Curwensville and State College, and Jim’s Sports Center in Clearfield. Tickets for adults and students  will be $6.00 at the gate.