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PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBNolan Ridgeway (14) will represent Parkland at this week’s McDonald’s Lehigh Valley Football Classic. PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBNolan Ridgeway (14) will represent Parkland at this week’s McDonald’s Lehigh Valley Football Classic.

Ridgeway to play in McDonald’s All-Star Classic

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com in Sports

This year’s McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star football game is set for Thursday, June 16.

Parkland’s Nolan Ridgeway will represent the Trojans in this year’s game, which is slated for Thursday at Nazareth’s Andrew Leh Stadium.

“A lot of my teammates have played in this and they said it was a great experience,” said Ridgeway. “My sophomore year I had a bunch of friends that were seniors and they said it was a great time and I really wanted to come out and play for this.”

Ridgeway, who will continue his football career at East Stroudsburg University, was a do-it-all player for the Trojans the last two years. He played receiver, running back, corner back, safety, long snapper, kick returner and quarterback throughout his high school career, which included two years as a starter and three as a varsity player.

He was part of district titles all three years and part of a team that made a run through this year’s state playoffs. He’s excited to play on last football game in the Lehigh Valley before going on to East Stroudsburg University, where he expects to play primarily as a receiver.

“It means the world to me because I’m going to miss high school football more than anything,” he said.

Ridgeway will suit up for the Red team at the McDonald’s game, which includes senior all-stars from Lehigh, Monroe and Carbon counties. They will face a team of senior all-stars from Northampton County schools and Phillipsburg. The game benefits Ronald McDonald Charities.

“You can’t get any better than that,” said Ridgeway. “I think it’s awesome. You get to play football for a great cause and you get to do something you love and help others. I think it’s a very good thing.”

GOLD TEAM

Head Coach: Matt Evancho

Assistant coaches: Paul Reduzzi, Chris Labathc, Phil Sams, Ed Chromczak, Kris Otranto

Name School Ht/Wt Position

Nate Stewart Beth. Cath. 6-3/195 WR

Evan Culver Saucon Valley 5-10/195 RB

Jonah Gundrum Freedom 6-2/185 WR

Justin Haynes Liberty 6-0/180 DB

Jaykwon JeffersonWilson 6-3/195 WR

Nysir Minney-GratzEaston 5-7/155 RB/WR

Doug Erney Liberty 6-0/180 QB

Corey Deemer Easton 6-2/200 LB

Zach Thatcher Saucon Valley 6-0/185 QB/DB

Daloni Caldwell Easton 6-1/205 DE

Yusef Shelton Phillispburg 6-0/185 DB

Manni Romero Phillipsburg 5-11/175 WR

Nate Moser Easton 5-11/155 DB

Jacob Holden Pen Argyl 6-3/175 DB

Greg Albertson Easton 5-6/145 WR

Devon Turner Northampton 6-0/200 RB

Nathan Harka Saucon Valley 5-8/175 WR

Nick Basenese Notre Dame 5-8/180 WR

Destyn Woody Notre Dame 6-0/200 LB

Jared Henn Nazareth 6-2/175 DB

James Klinger Pen Argyl 5-10/160 DB

Aaron Weller Notre Dame 5-9/165 WR

Andre Blackett Bethlehem Cath. 6-0/215 LB

Tim Hutchinson Nazareth 6-0/185 LB

Blake Cassalia Palisades 6-0/160 DB

Austin Jones Bangor 5-11/210 DL/P

David Simmons Easton 6-3/220 DE

Cordell Cotto Freedom 6-4/245 DE

Mike Paolini Saucon Valley 5-10/185 LB

Christian Carvis Saucon Valley 6-0/185 LB

Mario McIntyre Freedom 6-1/240 OL

Eddie Ferreira Notre Dame 6-2/260 OL

Devon Lindeman Liberty 6-0/275 OL

Anthony Davis Bethlehem Cath. 5-10/240 OL

Jacob Brown Nazareth 5-10/260 OL

Matt Gillingham Nazareth 5-11/250 OL

Colin Zarzecki Freedom 5-10/260 OL

Matt Barnhart Palisades 5-10/200 OL

Will Sadow Palisades 6-2/230 DE

Mike Kane Saucon Valley 6-3/210 DE

Cam Strohe Bangor 6-2/220 LB

Jared Koose Easton 5-8/145 K

Matt Richline Liberty 6-1/240 DL

RED TEAM

Head coach: Josh Snyder

Assistant coaches: Dave Kerschner, Phil Dorn, Steve Hlushak, Matt Kosciolek, Chris Walkowiak,

Name School Ht/Wt Position

Colin Fasolka Central Catholic 5-11/165 K

Jacob Michelmon Central Catholic 5-10/200 LB

Cory Hicks Catasauqua 5-11/145 DB

Aarif King Dieruff 5-9/200 OL

Jayden Reyes Dieruff 5-9/185 WR

Luis Acevedo Dieruff 6-4/350 OL

Devante RobinsonDieruff 5-9-/175 WR

Kassius Sumpter East Stroud. No. 5-10/235 DL

Steven Grampp East Stroud. No. 6-4/265 OL

Changa Hodge East Stroud. So. 6-1/180 WR

Nicholas Boushell East Stroud. So 5-11/220 TE

Eric Miller Emmaus 6-2/265 OL

Jared Romig Emmaus 6-5/260 OL

Erik Skrincosky Lehighton 6-2/210 TE

Teagan Durishin Lehighton 5-10/160 WR

Tyler Cann Lehighton 5-11/175 DB

Cameron Kates Northern Lehigh 6-1/280 DL

CJ Young Northern Lehigh 6-1/170 DB

Andrew Sorensen Northwestern 5-10/185 DL

Brandon Miller Northwestern 6-/230 P

Dylan Snyder Northwestern 5-7/165 WR

Harry Hall Northwestern 5-10/185 RB

Jericho Burger Palmerton 6-2/280 OL

Owen Miller Palmerton 6-3/315 OL

Rai Washington Palmerton 6-1/230 DL

Nolan Ridgway Parkland 6-1/185 WR

Austyn Borre Pleasant Valley 5-10/195 RB

Danny Hunter Pleasant Valley 5-8/135 DB

Dean Krcic Pleasant Valley 6-2/200 K

Matt Bruno Poc. Mt. East 6-1/275 OL

Jon Giuffrida Poc. Mt West 5-9/245 OL

Devin Irwin Salisbury 5-10/170 DB

Tevon Weber Salisbury 6-6/205 QB

Ethan Price Southern Lehigh 6-1/205 WR

Blake Levengood Southern Lehigh 5-11/190 QB

Josh Mohr Southern Lehigh 5-8/190 DL

Mike Riccio Southern Lehigh 5-10/190 DL

Brian Clark Southern Lehigh 5-11/195 OL

Jason Vitacco Stroudsburg 5-10/190 LB

Kevin Hughes Stroudsburg 5-11/230 DL

Marcello Riccardi Stroudsburg 6-0/185 WR

Nick Kovalchick Whitehall 6-0/175 WR

Stephen Steele Allen 6-5/270 DL