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The 38th annual Big 30 Don Raabe Charities Classic will be played Saturday, Aug. 6 at Parkway Field in Bradford.
Ricky Pearsall, a 5-11, 165-pound running back and safety for the Crusaders of coach Travis Skrzypek, has been named to the Pennsylvania squad.
Pearsall was selected to the Olean Times Herald Big 30 All Star team in both 2009 and 2010, and is a two-time Allegheny Mountain League All Star.
He played on the St. Marys Little League State Champion 15/16-year-old all-star team. He was also a member of the 2010 District 9-A baseball championship baseball team and was named to the Class A all-star team.
Ricky is listed in â€śWhoâ€™s Who Among American Scholarsâ€ť and was a member of the 2010-11 Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team. Ricky wants to play in the Big 30 Game to try to be a good representative for his coaches and his school.
His biggest football thrill was setting Elk County Catholicâ€™s school rushing record with 3,608 career yards. In his leisure time he enjoys fishing and billiards. He is a fan of the Oakland Raiders.
Joining Pearsall on the Pa. squad are Pat Pascarella of Bradford, a 6-0, 205-pound running back and safety; and Skyler Blumer of Coudersport, a 5-9, 160-pound offensvie tackle and defensive end.
Named to the New York squad were Justin Funcell of Southwestern Central School, Clark Gregory of the Frewsburg Central School and Nick Cappelletti of Cuba-Rushford Central School.