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The Inaugural Mid-Atlantic Pigskin Classic Football Showcase

Written by: on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


The inaugural Mid-Atlantic Pigskin Classic football showcase will be held this Labor Day weekend and will feature some of the top high school teams and individual players on the east coast. The event is operated by JFS Event Planning & Consulting and will be hosted at the Salesianum School’s Abessinio Stadium which is located in Wilmington Delaware. The event is supported by the Maxwell Football Club in conjunction with the Club’s longstanding commitment to high school football in the region.

The Pigskin Classic will feature 7 games, with teams from Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey participating. The schedule features St. Joseph’s Prep (PA) vs St. Peters Prep (NJ), Salesianum School vs Delaware Military Academy, Manheim Central High School (PA) vs Smyrna High School (DE), Northeast High School (PA) vs West Catholic Preparatory School (PA), The Haverford School (PA) vs. Imhotep Institute Charter High School (PA) and Camden High School (NJ) vs. Salem High School (NJ). Event tickets will go on public sale in June and demand is expected to be very high.

“We are thrilled to be partnered with JFS Event Planning & Consulting and Salesianum School to host this amazing event which we expect to be one of the top high school showcases in the nation. The interest level from teams from all over the east coast has been exceptional and we were able to secure some of the top teams in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to join us in year one. Abessinio Stadium is an amazing facility that will provide the best possible playing conditions, and we plan on doing all the little things to make the event special for players, coaches, and fans. I expect this to grow into one of the marquee high school football events in America in a very short time.” – Mark Wolpert- Executive Director – Maxwell Football Club.

“JFS Event Planning & Consulting is excited to be a part of the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Pigskin Classic. The quality of the high school football programs we were able to acquire in year one is amazing. Traditional New Jersey power, Saint Peter’s Prep will square off against the No.1 team in Pennsylvania in 2022, St. Joseph’s Prep. The No.1 team in Delaware in 2022, Smyrna High School will play the historical Pennsylvania program, Manheim Central High School. The No.10 ranked team in Pennsylvania in 2022, Imhotep Institute Charter High School will play 2022 Inter-Ac Champions, The Haverford School. The remaining games include some of the top programs in the Mid-Atlantic Area and we look forward to bringing the top high school programs to the Classic in the future.” – John Schmid-President-JFS Event Planning & Consulting


 2023 Game Schedule

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Game 1             Salesianum School (DE) vs. Delaware Military Academy (DE)                    7:30 PM

Friday, September 1, 2023

Game 2             Northeast High School (PA) vs. West Catholic Preparatory School (PA)      12:00 PM

Game 3             Smyrna High School (DE) vs. Manheim Central High School (PA)               3:30 PM

Game 4             The Haverford School (PA) vs. Imhotep Institute Charter High School (PA) 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Game 5            Camden High School (NJ) vs. Salem High School (NJ)                               12:00 PM

Game 6             TBD                                                                                                      3:30 PM

Game 7             St. Joseph’s Prep (PA) vs. Saint Peter’s Prep (NJ)                                      7:00 PM


Broadcast partners for the Classic are currently being evaluated, and event sponsorships are available for both local and national businesses. Sponsor information can be requested by contacting Mark Wolpert at 267-973-3680 or Event information can be provided by contacting John Schmid at 973-713-3934 or

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