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The latest installment in the longest running high school football all-star game in the nation is set to take place on Saturday when Dayton's Welcome Stadium hosts the 2013 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic.
Not only is the tradition-rich annual event back for another year, but it's bigger than ever.
For the first time in its 68-year history, the OHSFCA North-South Classic will feature two contests - one featuring squads comprised of senior student-athletes who played for a Division I, II, or III Ohio High School Athletic Association gridiron program and another with teams comprised of players who played for a Division IV, V or VI OHSAA gridiron program.
As has long been the case, both games will pit participants from the northern half of the state against participants from the southern half of the state.
Kickoff for the game featuring Division I-III athletes is set for 4 p.m. while the contest featuring Division IV-VI athletes is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
Both North team rosters include familiar names to Northeast Ohio prep football fans.
Some of the most recognizable names from the area on the Division I-III North team roster include Massillon Washington's Gaeron Conley, Hudson's Ben Gedeon, St. Ignatius' Kevin Kavalec, Chagrin Falls' Grant Lingafelter, Brecksville-Broadview Heights' Mike Tyler and Glenville's Chris Worley. Hudson head coach Ron Wright will serve as one of the team's assistant coaches.
Some of the most recognizable names from the area on the Division IV-VI North team roster include Beachwood's Corey Jones, Norwayne's Cody Scruggs, Akron Manchester's Nick Peyakov, Columbia's Foster Tucker and Streetsboro's Dorian Williams. Norwayne head coach Joe Harbour will serve as the team's head coach while Norwayne assistant coach Jude LaChance and Columbia head coach Jason Ward will serve as assistants.
Complete rosters for each of the four teams can be accessed here.
Tickets good for admittance to both contests cost $10 and can be purchased at the stadium box office on game day.
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