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Ironton's Lewis selected for North-South Classic

Jan. 29, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- Ironton running back Patrick Lewis has been selected to play in the 2013 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic.

The Classic will be held April 27 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. For the first time, there will be two games. Divisions I, II and III and Divisions IV, V and VI.

Starting times for the games matching the best in the North against the best in the South have not been set.

This event is the longest running high school football all-star game.

Lewis, a 5-10, 175-pounder, is on the 36-player South roster for the Division IV, V and VI contest. During the regular season, Lewis ran for 1,148 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He also returned kicks and played defensive back. He made Division IV All-Ohio second team. Lewis was the Southeast District co-offensive player of the year.

J.J. Hettinger, defensive tackle for Lucasville Valley, also got selected to play for the South along with Luke Hammond, wide receiver for Oak Hill.

Hettinger was Southern Ohio Conference Division II lineman of the year.

Head coach for the Division IV, V and VI South team is Justin Kropka from Harrison Central. Assistants are Reno Saccoccia, Steubenville; John Snoad, Gahanna; and Mike Brown, Summit Country Day.

Complete rosters for the all-star game can be found at JJHuddle.com.

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