Pascarella Picked for Big 30 Team

The names of six more players who have accepted invitations to play in the 38th annual Big 30 Don Raabe Charities Classic are:

Nick Cappelletti
Offensive Tackle/Defensive Tackle
Cuba-Rushford Central School
Height: 6’2” Weight: 260 lbs.

Nick will attend SUNY Brockport in the fall and major in history. He is an Olean Times Herald Big 30 All Star and has been a Livingston County All Star for three years. He was named his teams’ most valuable player for 2010. He lists his biggest thrill as the intensity and competitiveness of the game. When asked why he wants to play in the Big 30 Game he replied, “…it’s a great honor and privilege to play in the Big 30 Game!” Nick also participates in track & field at Cube/Rushford and enjoys playing guitar during his free time. His favorite NFL team and player are the Steelers and Troy Polamalu.

Clark Gregory
Center/Defensive End
Frewsburg Central School
Height: 6’2” Weight: 255 lbs.

Clark plans to study exercise science at S.U.N.Y. Cortland and play football. He the league’s Defensive Player of the year, was 2nd team All State and all Western New York. He was a Jamestown Post Journal Player of the Year for 3 years. Beating Maple Grove his junior year was his biggest thrill in sports. He sees the Raabe Big 30 Game as the opportunity to compete in a very prestigious event. In his leisure hours he enjoys weight lifting, sailing and mock trial events. The new Orleans Saints and Scott Fujita are his favorite team and player.

Justin Funcell
Wide Receiver/Linebacker
Southwestern Central School
Height: 5’ 11” Weight 175 lbs.

Justin will pursue a degree in finance at either Slippery Rock or St John Fisher. Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans is the player he most admires and playing under the lights is his greatest thrill. He was first team All-League and holds the school record for interceptions returned for touchdowns. He enjoys hanging out with friends and looks forward to playing one more last game.

Pat Pascarella
Running Back/Safety
Bradford Area High School
Height: 6’0” Weight: 205 lbs.

After graduation Pat plans to work in the oil fields for Keane and Sons Drilling. He was a 4 yr. letter winner in Baseball at Bradford Area and a 3 yr. letterman in football. Twice named to the Olean Times Herald Big 30 Team and Big 30 Player of the Year for 2010, Pat was “Player of the Game” in the Olean-Bradford Game three times. He wants to play in the Big 30 Game to have fun and hit people. He enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Rashard Mendenhall are his favorite team and player.

Skyler Blumer
Offensive Tackle/Defensive End
Coudersport High School
Height: 5’9” Weight: 160 lbs.

A fan of the Green Bay Packers and A.J. Hawk, Skyler was an AML All Star and the Falcons’ Lineman of the Year. His best memory was going to the District 9 Championship in 2009, his junior year. He is excited about the Raabe Classic because his senior season was cut short by an injury and would love a chance to play another game, especially in a competitive setting like this. Skyler’s free time is spent in the weight room, jamming and hanging out with friends.

Ricky Pearsall
Running Back/Safety
Elk County Catholic High School
Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs.

Ricky was selected to the Olean Times Herald Big 30 All Star team both in 2009 and 2010 and is a two time Allegany Mountain League All Star. He played on the State Champion 15/16 year old Little League team and made the all star team as well as the District 9 Champion and made that all star team. Ricky is listed in “Who’s Who Among American Scholars” and he is a member of the 2010-11 Elk County Catholic 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 Catholics’ 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.

The game will be played Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Parkway Field in Bradford, PA, and on 1490 WESB, 100.1 The HERO and online at

The first 37 games have produced nearly 1.4 million dollars which have been given to numerous charities and personal causes throughout the Twin Tiers.


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