Wolves Josh Buhl, Reese Novosel, Bobby Rumcik, and Zuke Smith will don the blue jerseys of the North team tonight in the 6th Annual Frank Varischetti All-Star Football Game being played at Varischetti Field in Brockway. The kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The four join players from Ridgway, Elk County Catholic, St. Marys, Bradford, Otto-Eldred, Port Allegany, and Smethport when they face the red-clad South team that includes players from Brockway, Brookville, Curwensville, Clarion Central, DuBois, Karns City, Keystone, Moniteau, Punxsutawney, Redbank Valley, and Union/AC-Valley.

The game is played between graduates from teams from the former Allegany Mountain League (AML) and the former Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC). The two leagues disbanded in 2018, and the district was split into Large School and Small School North and South divisions. With a split in the district due to COVID-19, there was a change to this year’s format. The North (AML) now includes St. Marys, and Brockway has moved to the South. DuBois was also added to the South.

The North will be coached by Port Allegany’s Justin Bienkowski, a 1998 Johnsonburg graduate. His Gator staff - Chad Saltsman, Seth Lowery, Brian Neal, Cliff Fillhart, and Kyle Bachman – will join him on the sidelines. The South will be coached by Redbank Valley’s Blane Gold and his staff.

Before kickoff, the game’s 17 sponsors will each be awarding scholarships of $1,000.

Tickets will be available at the gate.

The AML (North) has won four of the five games – including 24-6 last season. The KSAC (South) won the 2019 game – 20-7.

Tonight’s action will be broadcast on WKBI – 93.9 FM – B94.

2021 Varischetti All-Stars with #’s

North

Ridgway – Alex Bon #82, Ben Briggs #7, Dominic Cherry #11, Ricky Delhunty #44, Jake Kunselman #74

Kane – Zuke Smith #14, Josh Buhl #25, Bobby Rumcik #33, Reese Nosel #62

Elk County Catholic – Nick Crisp #14, Sam Kaul #28, Bryan Schatz #48

St. Marys – Terry Williams #23, Conner Bressler #29, Jacob Kline #34, Garret Bauer #55, Simon Sheeley #61, Mitchell Reiter #81

Bradford - Ryan Hughes #66, Austen Davis #12, Alex Liners #56

Port Allegany - Dalton Distrola #67, Justin Young #57, Taro Tanaka #24, Trey Ayers ##1

Otto-Eldred -  Zazeric Bell #65, Ethan Smith #10, TJ Van Scoter #22 Smethport - Braedon Johnson #3, Ryli Burritt #26, Kameron Rounsville #50, Adenn Stevens #51.

South

Brockway - Brockway - Ben Glasl #2, Conner Ryckman #44

Brookville - Jack Krug #6, Elliot Park #53, Robert Keth #18

Curwensville - Curtis Caldwell #75, Scott Condon 67, Duane Brady #33, Jayce Witherite #72

Clarion Central - Cutter Boggess #35, Calvin German #8, Hunter Craddock #99

DuBois - Dale Kot #13, Mason McDaniel #38

Karns City -  Matt Griffiths #50, Nathan Waltman #88,  Kaden Scherer #15

Keystone - Keenan Heeter #5, Haden Peters #58

Moniteau - Isaiah Usselman #55, Mason Mershimer #4

Punxsutawney - Brandon Ishman #74, Kameron Falgout #7, Joshua Miller #70

 Redbank Valley - Dalton Bish #12, Coltin Bartley #54, Kobe Bonanno #11, Hudson Martz #40

Union/AC Valley - Tanner Merwin #1, Eli Penny #21

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