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Eisenhower’s Darr selected for Big 30

Times Observer Photo by Steve Younger JJ Darr was a two-year starter at Eisenhower where he earned all-region honors as well as receiving the “Sixth Man” award from the coaches following his sophomore season.

The Big 30 Pennsylvania squad has added Eisenhower senior lineman JJ Darr to its roster for the annual football charity classic against the New York team.

Darr, the son of Justin and Amanda Darr of Sugar Grove, has been a mainstay for the Knights on both sides of the ball throughout his career.

The 6-foot, 225-pound Darr was a two-year starter where he earned all-region honors as well as receiving the “Sixth Man” award from the Eisenhower coaches following his sophomore season. A versatile lineman, he started at all three line positions at different times. During his career, Darr played for a team that amassed more than 7,200 yards of offense, scored 99 touchdowns and went 19-4 over his two seasons as a starter.

“JJ has been an outstanding lineman for us,” Eisenhower head coach Jim Penley said. “He plays with a nastiness along with outstanding footwork that make him an excellent lineman. He always has a great attitude and helped to set a tone for us in practice. We will miss him next season.”

Darr is honored to be selected to play in the game.

“The Big 30 has such strong tradition,” he said. “I am happy I get to play with my teammates and go out and represent the Knights one more time together.”

Darr will attend the University of Northwestern Ohio where he will major in diesel mechanics.

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