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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Northern Huskie logo
THE HUSKIES ARE COMING TO GREENWAY
Sunday, October 19
CAMPERS VS HUSKIES....COULD BE THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR!

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CAMPERS ARE INTENSE FOR THIS GAME!

PLAYOFF TIME

ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS EARLY! 

Who would of thunk it just a mere 6 weeks ago that the Campers and Huskies would be in a big game for a playoff position in the 1A West?  Well...it is just that this week as the Campers will host a 4 win 3 loss Huskie team that is "Hell Bent" on getting into the playoffs.

The Campers need to win this game simply for the points that Northern could give them toward the playoffs as do the Huskies.  A win over Northern is worth 5 win and 4 bonus points.  The Campers are 4 wins and 2 losses on the season so far...so the Campers would make out as to bonus points between the two.

If Northern defeats Allegany, the Huskies have the easier road for the rest of the season vs. Berkeley Springs and Southern Garrett...both on the road.  Whereas the Campers will face a Towson team from Baltimore and of course the undefeated Fort Hill Sentinels.  The edge goes to Northern on this run for the playoffs.

As stated earlier, this is a huge game for both teams, so expect some serious head knocking come this Friday night at Greenway.

Northern vs. Mt. Ridge last week: 

The Miners got on the board first at the 2:10 mark of the first quarter when Michael Strietbeck scored on a one-yard run, and a Ty Brooks run for the two-point conversion gave Mountain Ridge an 8-0 lead.

Mountain Ridge had a golden opportunity to add to its lead when Northern fumbled on its first play from scrimmage after the ensuing kickoff. The Miners recovered the fumble at the 20-yard line, but were unable to score.

Early in the second quarter, Northern began driving down the field and had the ball at the Mountain Ridge 20 before a pass was intercepted by Zach Hager at the one-yard line. Both teams battled the wind throughout the first half, and Mountain Ridge took its 8-0 lead in at halftime.

At the 4:28 mark of the third quarter, Jones finally got the Huskies on the board on a 30-yard pass from Meshach Metz, and Nate Durst’s two-point run tied it at 8-8.

The Huskies outscored the Miners 26-8 in the fourth quarter to solidify their victory. Jones scored on a seven-yard rush at the 11:24 mark to give Northern a 14-6 lead. Aaron Rodeheaver scored on a three-yard run two minutes later, and Metz’s pass to Durst on the two-point conversion gave Northern a 22-6 lead. Rodeheaver ended the game with 61 yards on 10 carries and made 11 tackles on defense. Durst, who had 110 yards on nine carries, scored on an eight-yard run at the 5:22 mark.

On the ensuing kickoff, Mountain Ridge’s Harry Moore picked up the ball at his own nine-yard line and ran the ball 91 yards for the score. Hager ran for the two-point conversion to cut the Miners’ deficit to 28-16. Jones provided the dagger with 3:07 remaining on a 35-yard run.

On defense, Metz, a senior linebacker, led the Huskies in tackles with 18. James Lewis had eight, including a sack, and Brooks Carr and Kyle Beard each recovered a fumble. “It was nice for the seniors to end their last home game with a win and end their season 4-0 at home,” said Northern head coach Phil Carr.

Campers vs. Southern Garett two weeks ago;

The Big Blue totally dominated the Rams at the stadium.  By the end of the first quarter, the Campers had cleared the bench to give all the players some much needed playing time.  The game was well out of hand early thus giving the likes of Anthony Calcutta a chance to shine...and he did.  Calcutta was the leading rusher for the evening.  Calcutta showed that he is a hard running back and hard to bring down as well.

The Camper defense again stepped up and stopped anything the Rams were trying to do.  Both 1st and 2nd team defensive players were ball hawking the entire game.

So here we go football fans...a real big game for both 1A West teams to make it into the playoffs.  Northern, if the win, will definately make the playoffs and probably will anyway even if they lose.

The Campers on the other had, need this win and a win over Towson to ensure they get in.  Lots of points are at stack this Friday night at Greenway.  Hopefully, it will be a packed house for an early look at the 1A West playoff picture. 

So get there early and bring all your spirit to cheer on our Campers this Friday night at 7 p.m.

GO CAMPERS! 



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CAMPERS WAITING FOR HUSKIES TO COME TO GREENWAY

Calcutta SC 2014
CALCUTTA LED IN RUSHING WITH 79 YDS ON 14 CARRIES
Saturday, October 11
CAMPERS TOO MUCH FOR RAMS

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ONLY ALLOWED 69 TOTAL YARDS

Well folks, as expected, the Campers just manhandled the Southern Rams and we all sort of figured that was going to happen.  However, even with the odds stacked against them, the Southern Garrett Rams came to Greenway and demonstrated their out right sportsmanship and a willingness to play the game of football even when those odds are unsurmountable.

There was very few fouls and no misconduct.  The game was played in a clean and proper way throughout the contest.   I saw no "jawing" between the teams and even saw each team help up the other teams players from time to time.  You don't see that much these days and the Southern Rams and Allegany Campers displayed a harding hitting game with gamesmanship and pride.

Although it rained for a good portion of the contest, turnovers were at a minimum.  The Campers offense seemed crisp and in step the entire evening, thus allowing all the Blue and White players on the bench that normally have little or no playing time in a scheduled game, got plenty of action from the 4 minute mark left in the 1st quarter for the rest of the game. 

The Allegany Campers exploded for 37 first-quarter points, then relied on their second-teamers to carry it the rest of the way in defeating Southern, 51-6, for their second win in a row Friday night.

Allegany used eight different ball carriers in the win over the Rams, rushing for 362 yards on 33 carries and finishing with 388 yards of total offense, while limiting the Rams to 69 yards — 24 rushing on 30 carries.

Quarterback Carson Imes and end Brenten Miller connected for a pair of touchdown passes, while fullback Anthony Calcutta rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

Allegany came right out of the blocks on its first possession, using just five plays to cover 80 yards, with Tyler Eirich picking up 22 on first down, followed by gains of 33 and 24 yards by Kirk Robinette. Then at 10:43, Blake Milburn went in standing up for the touchdown, with Tattum Logsdon’s kick making it 7-0.

On the ensuing kickoff, the Campers recovered a live ball on the Southern five and on first down quarterback Imes found Miller in the end zone for the second score.

Southern turned in a three-and-out on its first possession and on the ensuing punt, Allegany’s Eirich fielded at his 40. He headed to the sideline, then downfield, breaking tackles and cutting back to complete the 60-yard punt return for touchdown at 8:29 of the first quarter, with Logsdon’s kick making it 21-0.

Another Rams three-and-out was followed by a three-play scoring drive by the Campers capped by a 21-yard touchdown pass from Imes to Miller at 5:36 of the first, with Logsdon’s kick making it 28-0.

Southern began its next possession on its 13 but was promptly forced to punt from its two. The snap was high and the punt was blocked and went out of the end zone for the safety to make it 30-0.

After the free kick, the Campers took over at their 48 and wasted little time in returning to the end zone as Brendon Dougherty took it off the edge, broke tackles and completed the 52-yard run at 3:31 of the first.

Southern responded with a 16-play, 64-yard scoring drive, highlighted by a 17-yard completion from Brandon Mersing to Brian Kelly to put the ball on the Allegany 27. Three plays later, Mersing and Kelly hooked up again for a 12-yard touchdown pass at 8:20 of the second quarter, with the run for two points coming up short.

Allegany then responded in kind, putting together a crisp scoring drive, capped by a 30-yard run for the touchdown as quarterback Trevor Evix followed blockers into the end zone at 5:08. Logsdon’s kick made it 44-6 at the half.

It should be noted that even though the Campers were up big in the first quarter, the Blue and White chose to not force and issue with punts and kickoffs for the rest of the game.  Many of the Rams punts were caught and the person who caught the ball simply took a knee at that spot.

Neither team scored in the third quarter, the Campers’ lone threat ending in a fumble into the end zone for a touchback.

In the fourth quarter, fullback Calcutta concluded another Allegany drive with a seven-yard touchdown run at 9:00 in the fourth.

Once again, the Southern Garrett Rams displayed pride in their team with their sportsmanship and determanation throughout the ball game.  They are suffering through some hard times now, but with strong attitudes like that on display at Greenway, it is just a matter of time for Southern to again be RAMMING their way into contention again.  



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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
Fri 10/24 Football Allegany vs. Northern Garrett 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Greenway Ave