Allegany Campers Football: Welcome

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CAMPERS BEGIN THEIR 88TH YEAR OF FOOTBALL!

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ALLEGANY CAMPERS FOOTBALL

THE GREATEST GAME IN TOWN!

Football is the greatest team game in all of sports.  Why, because there are approximately 100 players on a team, and you must have an offensive team, a defensive team and of course special teams.  Plus people to play in case of injury or adversity.

Players and coaches must always be on the same page in unity with one another to ensure victory.   You must set personalities aside and bring each players character to the forefront for the good of the team.  Here are the key words; I, me and mine, change to we, us and ours. 

The law of the jungle is as old and as true as the sky, and that the wolf that keeps it may prosper, but the wolf that must break it must die.  As the creeper that curdles the tree trunk, the law will run forward and back and the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack. 

Remember,

A TEAM TOGETHER IS A WINNING TEAM! 



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Sunday, October 26
IMPRESSIVE TOWSON GENERALS COMING TO GREENWAY SATURDAY!

For the second year in a row, the Towson Generals from Towson, Maryland are coming to Greenway to take on the Campers.

Last year, the Campers entertained the Generals and won going away.  However, this year, those same Generals have a 6-2 record and have won three in a row.

The Generals defeated Loch Raven last Saturday 35-0 to move their record to 6-2.

Towson is a Maryland 3A school with 1484 students.  They play in the Baltimore City league.

For the year, Towson has scored 186 points and allowed 124, whereas the Campers have scored 221 and allowed just 108 so far.

The Campers got back on the right track last Friday night be defeating the Northern Huskies.  I what many thought would be a good game for the 4th spot in the 1A West, turned out to be a one sided affair as the Campers won 38-16.

This game will be played Saturday this week at 2 p.m. at the stadium.  That's a little different for the Campers who generally play most of their games on Friday nights.

Hope to see you all there Saturday afternoon for the this ball game.  It could be an entertaining event.  The Campers again need to win and keep the win points coming.



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Sunday, October 26
CAMPERS MUZZLE THE HUSKIES AT GREENWAY

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What we thought was going to be a "barn burner" of a game...turned out to be a little more than a good game.

The Campers came out with a strong sense of urgency and knew that a win in this game could get them back into the Maryland playoffs for the first time in several years.

The Campers, playing for the first time in two weeks, put together their best all-around game of the season, built a 28-0 halftime lead and coasted the rest of the way in a 38-16 victory over Northern at Greenway Avenue Stadium.

Carson Imes completed his first 10 passes and finished 10 for 11 for 163 yards and two touchdowns to lead an offense that piled up 354 yards. Tyler Eirich ran 19 times for 83 yards, Blake Milburn ran 11 times for 72 yards and Kirk Robinette caught four passes for 98 yards, ran for 41 yards and made several big lead blocks that led to touchdowns for the Campers(5-2).

Milburn ran for two touchdowns and Robinette caught a pair of touchdown passes. It was a more eager and confident looking Allegany team than in previous games.

“I’m pleased with the way the guys played. They played with a lot of confidence. We were clicking on all cylinders,’’ said Allegany coach Tom Preaskorn. “I think what it came down to is we had a great two weeks of practice. Sometimes it’s hard to get them up to practice hard when they know they’re off and there is no game that week. But these kids came out and responded.”

Unfortunately for the Huskies?(4-4), the Campers were well-rested and ready. And they took advantage of every first-half mistake that Northern made.

The defense got into the act first when Brendon Dougherty picked off a halfback option pass and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown midway through the first quarter. Chase DeWitt recovered a fumble early in the second quarter that led to a nine-yard touchdown pass from Imes to Robinette. Schuyler Howell pounced on a squibbed kick at the Northern 29 on the ensuing kickoff, and seven players later Milburn scored on 11-yard run, his second TD of the quarter, that made it 28-0.

Milburn’s other touchdown run was a 12-yarder that capped an 11-play, 87-yard drive.

“I thought in the first half we hurt ourselves. Not covering the kickoff was just a boneheaded play by us,’’ said Northern coach Phil Carr. “That’s the sort of stuff we haven’t been doing. We’ve been playing good, smart football. “On the interception they ran back for a touchdown we had two guys open but threw the ball to the wrong man. If we score there, it’s a tie game. It should have been a 14-0, 14-7 game at the half. But when you’re down like we were at the half, 28-0, it’s tough to come back.”

Allegany led in total offense 200-45 in the first half, with Imes 7 for 7 for 74 yards, including a 26-yarder to Darian King.

The Campers again came out in the third quarter to play some football. However, after the middle of the third quarter was over, the Campers began to clear their bench of reserves.

Tattum Logsdon booted a 36-yard field goal midway through the third quarter, and when Imes dropped a pass over the secondary and into the hands of a sprinting Robinette, it went for a 56-yard touchdown that made it 38-0 with a minute left in the third quarter. It also made Imes 10 for 11 for 163 yards and two TDs at the time.

“Carson did an excellent job and got our passing game going, and we were able to mix the pass and the run well,’’ said Preaskorn. “He got some confidence ... made some nice passes early and got some confidence and was able to take control of the game. “Defensively, we were aggressive up front. I thought we won the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and that was a big key for us, also.”

Northern got on the board after a 51-yard kickoff return by Logan Yommer gave the Huskies the ball at the Allegany 29. Four plays later Nate Durst scored on a one-yard plunge.

Meshach Metz threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Trevon Jones on a fourth-and-10 later in the fourth quarter for the final score. “We kept playing, kept fighting and I give our kids credit for that,’’ said Carr. “But this isn’t the way we’ve been playing football. Young team, big game ... we didn’t play up to our capabilities. But I liked our fight till the end.

“I think we can still win our last two games, and we’re still in it (playoff hunt). Now we need a little help from some people, but we still think we can squeeze in if we win our two games and get a little help.

” Because of an MPSSAA error in ratings points earlier in the week, Allegany entered Friday night’s game trailing Northern for the final playoff spot in the West Region.



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2014 schedule updated
ALLEGANY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE UPDATED
Saturday, July 12
ALLEGANY CAMPERS 2014 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE!

"IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED

TO PUT THE TEAM FIRST...

TURN AROUND!" 



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Thursday, August 14
ALLEGANY'S 2014 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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HERE WE GO

CAMPERS!

St. Charles High school

St. Charles High School is under construction and is scheduled to open to students in time for the fall 2014 school year at a location adjacent to the Regency Furniture Stadium off of Piney Church Road. It has state-rated capacity for 1,600 students, sits on a 99-acre site donated by The St. Charles Companies and will encompass about 269,000 square feet of learning space on four floors with 72 teaching stations. The school will serve as an anchor in the steadily growing planned community of St. Charles and will offer opportunities to students and the community that include environmental and natural resource management, technology, and current issues related to these fields of study. St. Charles High School will be the first high school opened in Charles County since North Point in 2005 and is the 7th high school in Charles County.

Athletic features include a football stadium with an eight-lane track; bleacher seating for 1,500 home/500 visitors; 14 fields including football, baseball, softball, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse – enough so that each team has a practice and varsity field, and eight tennis courts. The football stadium is directly behind the school itself.

The school mascot is the Spartans with their colors being Kelly Green, Navy Blue and White. The Campers will travel to St. Charles for the first game of the season on September 5 for a 7 p.m. game.

Camper fans…don’t overlook the Spartans as a new start up football program. St. Charles is a new school that will be redistricted as far as student population. Whereas, St. Charles will probably get some of the athletes from the likes of Calvert and the other school from the Southern Maryland Athletic Association which means the Spartans will be a little more to handle than most.

Chestnut Ridge, PA

Make plans to see this game at the stadium this year. Chestnut Ridge will come to Cumberland the week before to play Fort Hill at Greenway and turn around again the following week to visit Allegany as well. The Ridge gave both local schools a close game last year.

Fort Hill pulled out their game in the finals minutes of the game with a 21-17 win, whereas Alco lost an even closer game with a 21-16 loss.

Make no mistake, Chestnut Ridge will come to play. They have sort of had Allegany’s number lately. The Campers won at the Ridge two years ago. However, gone is the outstanding QB that Chestnut had as well as their outstanding running back. The Lions have always had a very good running game, but lately with QB Beau Bouch at the helm, passing has also hurt the Campers. Should be another good game and a good test for the Campers in game 2.

Mt. Ridge Miners

What can we say about the Miners? Who would have thought last year the Miners would come to Cumberland and dismantle the Campers at Greenway…but they did. The Miners have lost several of their leaders in the trenches and some of the talent at running back. However…they are the Miners of Frostburg and a local rival of the Campers. 

This game will be in Frostburg and as usual a hard hitting contest. Hopefully, the Campers will not overlook the Miners in 2014 and go to Miner Field and take care of business.

Keyser Golden Tornado

Last years close game with the Tornado was somewhat of a surprise to many, but the Campers went to Keyser to play football that night. If only a couple of turnover would of gone the other way and so on and so on. The Campers could have won that game and probably should of. However it was not to be for the Blue and White on that night.

This year the Golden Tornado come to Greenway for a September 26 game at 7 p.m. Allegany will have to jump on them early and not let up to get this, the longest rivalry game in the area with an 88 year consecutive rivalry between the local teams.

Silver Oak Academy

Another first for the Campers as we travel to Keymar, Maryland to take on Silver Oak Academy. Make no mistake here fans, Silver Oak is a school for Juveniles that have had brushes with the law and are one step away from visiting one of Maryland many prisons. The Academy is considered a last resort for many of these young men who play football.

Keymar is located just north East of Frederick, Maryland and not a bad drive for Camper fans. This is the same team that Fort Hill just kills in football for the last several years.

If you are going to this game, go early because I am sure there are not if any bleachers for sitting on the visitor side…so bringing a folding chair is recommended.

Southern Garrett Rams

This year the Rams will travel to Greenway in a Friday night game. The Rams have struggled in the last few years, but always seem to give the Campers a good, hard fought football game.

Coach Bosley is again back at the helm of the Rams team for the third time. Coach Bosley has inspired many very good Rams teams of the past and looks to do the same for them again.

MATHS…Maryland Academy of Technical and Health Sciences

What can you say about MATHS? They always have good athletes and always come to play football. The Campers have played MATHS for several consecutive seasons now and have won them all going away. The Campers however, cannot let down their guard as MATHS is the type of team with could sneak up on you and beat you if you play sloppy and with a “we can beat these guys” attitude.

This is another home game for the Campers…however this is a Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. game at Greenway. attitude. however this is a Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. game at Greenway.

Northern Garrett Huskies

Another longtime rival, the Huskies as do the Southern Garrett Rams come to play. Northern brings their game to every game. The Huskie problems of the past has been their numbers. Northern is a team that always gives the Campers a very good game until the Blue and White just starts to outmuscle or outnumber them in the course of the game. This is another Friday night game at Greenway for the Campers.

Towson

Towson came to Cumberland to play Allegany last season. They are considered a Maryland 3A classification. Last year’s game was very competitive and it took the Campers until the late third quarter to put them away. Towson is another of those teams with multiple talent. They love to play at Greenway and will be looking for another good game against the Campers.

Fort Hill

Not much more can be said for the Sentinels. They are the reigning 1A State Champions and are looking to run the table again in 2014. The Campers gave them a great homecoming game for 1 half, then the Sentinel speed and power running took over. This could be another run for the 1A west game between the two teams which as usual leads to another game the next week or two for the region championship.

Although the Sentinels are not as loaded with talent as they were last season, the Fort Hill football team is again regrouping for another great season.



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As you know, this is a web site dedication the Allegany Camper Football Tradition.  It takes a great deal of work to compile all of this information, stats, pictures and other items of interest for all you Allegany Camper Football Fans.

That is why the BIG BLUE REVIEW would like you, the vistiors to the site to comment, suggest or if you have any corrections to the site, to please contact the web master at;
jailermanredheadgary@outlook.com.  I will gladly get back to you as soon as possible and correct any mistakes or problems as soon as possible.  Thank you for visiting the BIG BLUE REVIEW and please come back often.


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New Grid Iron Logo
COME JOIN THE GRID IRON CLUB AND HELP OUT THE CAMPER FOOTBALL TEAM
Thursday, September 28
THE ALLEGANY CAMPERS GRID IRON CLUB

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BETTER THAN SITTING AT HOME!

Want to help out?

Want to get involved?

IT'S EASY!

Simply contact me at; jailermanredheadgary@outlook.com or Terri Offutt, Allegany Grid Iron Club at AlleganyGridiron@gmail.com.

The Grid Iron is always looking for volunteers and Camper fans to help out with all kinds of things.  Give us a call and see what you can do. 

THANKS ALCO GRID IRON CLUB!



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Friday, June 15
WHERE ARE THEY NOW

ARE YOU AN ALLEGANY FOOTBALL ALUMNI? 

Where have you been?  What are you doing?

The Big Blue Review has started a new section simply titled, "Where are they now."  The section is dedicated to those of us that have been a Camper.  This is a area where former players are on display.  Let us know what you are doing these days.

If you have someone in mind, simply send the Big Blue Review a picture or two and a small writeup and the Review will get it on the site for all to see.

To send your items, email the web master at
jailer@atlanticbb.net .

Lets all get together and tell the world Where they all are now!

Look to the left of the site and click on; "Once they wore the Blue," and see some of Allegany footballs best. 



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Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 11/1 Football Allegany vs. Towson 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Greenway Ave
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Fri 10/24 Football Allegany: 38 - Northern Garrett: 16 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Greenway Ave