The first game was held at Mansion Park in Altoona in June of 2001, after members of the
Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) approached the Allegheny
Mountains Convention & Visitors Bureau to help organize and produce a sister game to the
Big 33 Game. The Big 33 Game features the top players in the state against players from Ohio.
Unfortunately only 34 players can be selected to represent Pennsylvania, and in a state with a
rich football tradition many quality players are left out. Thus, the PSFCA East West All Star
Game was conceived giving the honor to play in a statewide, prestigious all star game to 68 more
The players selected to play in the game truly represent some of the finest football talent in
Pennsylvania. Past player have gone on to play for college powerhouse teams such as Penn State,
University of Maryland, Ohio State, Pitt, Notre Dame, Syracuse University, Cornell University,
U. S. Naval Academy and University of Michigan. The game has also been a showcase for Ivy
League athletes, with players going on to Princeton and Yale. Our first class of alumni was
eligible for the NFL draft in April of 2005 and several have begun their professional careers with
Currently the East holds the advantage for wins, having won seven of the eleven games. Clearly
the stage has been set for rivalry that’s sure to continue to grow. As the rivalry grows so does
game attendance and recognition. More than 50,000 people (an average of 5,000 people at each
game) have traveled to Altoona or Gateway to watch these future college and NFL players in a
classic rivalry. The Game had been aired on PCN and Fox Sports.
The game was not played in 2011 due to lack of sponsorship and a variety of other issues. The
PSFCA thought it was a necessity to get this game going again, so after a year hiatus, the PSFCA
with the help of many other sponsors brought the East West All Star Game back. The game was
played in Western PA (Gateway-2012) and will continue so during the even numbered years
and in Eastern PA (Downingtown West-2013) in the odd numbered years. For more information
please visit our website at www.psfca.org.
Players arrive in Altoona the Sunday prior to the Game for a week of practices, luncheons, events and activities. Past activities for players, families and fans have included taking in a minor league baseball game at Blair County Ballpark, evenings out at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, being honored at luncheons and awards banquets and a scholarship benefiting golf outing. With all the activities planned, the week is full of fun and excitement leading up to the PSFCA East West All Star Game, held annually in June.
Game Scores (Series = East 7 West 4)
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