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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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Silver Oak header 14
Sunday, September 28
CAMPERS TRAVEL TO UNFAMILIAR LAND...SILVER OAK ACADEMY

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WHERE "O" WHERE 

IS SILVER OAK ACADEMY? 

Well here we are, going into week 5 of the season already and about to face a team that Allegany hasn't played before at an unknown field that we haven't been before and who knows what else.

Allegany has play prison schools in Victor Cullen a few times but not this team.

Silver Oak Academy is what once was Bowling Brook Academy.  Actually...its the same place and same location...just a name change.

The Big Blue Review knows little about them other than they are currently 3-3 on the season having just defeated Frederick Christian Academy 36-0.  We are all aware that the Rams of Silver Oak also gave Fort Hill a decent game for about 1 half of football until the Sentinel's blew open the door in the second.

 I am also aware that they have a very good athlete that is getting much praise from around the state...however...I can not find out who he is.

I guess that being a prison school means that information about its residents is kept on the down low...as it should be and if thats the way it is...so be it.

All I can tell you all is this is not going to be a push over game.  I have heard from my friends in Red and White that Silver Oak has some quality athletes and some good quickness on the edge.  Not much in size, but good athletes none the less.

The Campers traveling to Silver Oak must come out like they did against Keyser and keep up the pressure throughout the game.  If the Campers do that, then the game should go as expected.

As far as where this place is a...I know it is close to Francis Scott Key where we scrimmage a few weeks ago.  I do know from Fort Hill fans that the field is not the best, the lighting is poor and that all fans should take a folding chair with you to sit on.  Don't expect a lot in food concessions, however, there is toilet facilitys I am told.

The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. somewhere in Frederick County.  As soon as I find out exactly where... I will post here on the Review. 



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Imes run Keyser 14
Sunday, September 28
KEYSER AT ALCO...ANOTHER CLASSIC RIVALRY GAME!

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"CAMPER KILLER"

KEYSER - ALLEGANY 

IT'S ALL ABOUT TRADITION 

As we all expected, the local rivalry continues and is in good shape for many more years to come.  That being said, it was a whale of a ball game at Greenway that had most everyone in attendence on the edge of their seats as the team from Keyser waited until 10 minutes in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.

The first half was a hard hitting affair, back and forth turnovers, fumbles and the like.  Neither team was giving an inch for the enitire half.

Then for some unusual reason, some strange yellow things started to fly through the air.  It seems as though everytime on team or the other was getting the upper hand...here came that little yellow piece of cloth!  That thing is nasty.  It make grown men cry and football fans unhappy as well.  But...so goes the game of high school football.

The Keyser Golden Tornado have had a great run in recent years, but this 2014 group did something last night that the program hadn't done in six years. Win in Cumberland.

Two touchdowns from Hunter Kasmier, an insurance score from Garrett Crites, and a defensive shutout in the second half propelled KHS to a 21-10 win at Allegany.

“It's Allegany, in Cumberland,” said Keyser coach Sean Biser. “Any time you can come in here and win, we'll take it.” “We ran a couple of different fronts in the second half, but it was nothing mind-blowing,” said Biser. “It was a great team effort.”

It's the first time since 2008-09 and the eighth ever that the Golden Tornado have defeated the Campers in consecutive years in the area's longest series, which dates back to 1926. Keyser has only beaten Alco in three straight years once.  

Keyser's three-headed rushing monster of Crites (24 carries, 133 yards), Cody Rodeheaver (22, 110) and Kasmier (15, 86) wore down the Campers. Kirk Robinette rushed 16 times for 67 yards and the Campers' score.

Allegany mounted an impressive opening drive, riding the feet of Kirk Robinette, Blake Milburn, and Darion King into Keyser territory. On third-and-10 from the Keyser 45, Carson Imes connected with Robinette for a 28-yard gain. Facing fourth-and-1 at the KHS 8, though, a botched toss play resulted in a loss of yardage and a turnover on downs. Keyser, though, handed it back two plays later on a fumble. Robinette cashed in the pigskin on second down, and Tattum Logsdon added the extra point: Allegany led 7-0 with 5:25 left in the first quarter.

The Golden Tornado moved the chains on a 12-yard run by Hunter Kasmier, then had a 35-yard Cody Rodeheaver tote negated by a hold. After Garrett Crites gained a first down, Ryan Streets connected with Ryan Kunis for an 11-yard pass play on third-and-7. But facing fourth-and-5 from the Allegany 17, Streets was sacked by Hunter Wilhelm, and Allegany took the ball back on downs.

The Campers went three-and-out, punting on the first play of the second quarter. Rodeheaver carried on Keyser's first four plays of the next drive, rushing for 27 yards. An illegal procedure flag a few plays later, though, turned third-and-short into third-and-7. Crites gained six, but Kasmier was stood up for a loss on fourth down, and again Keyser came up short in Alco territory.

The Tornado defense held, forcing another punt. Rodeheaver ran for a first down, then Kasmier gained 11 on third-and-9 to the Allegany 45. Solid runs by Kasmier, Crites, and Rodeheaver moved the ball to the Campers 15. • Kasmier carried for nine, then, after a 2-yard run by Rodeheaver, got the call again for the 4-yard score. Aaron Miller's extra point tied the score at 7-7 with 4:07 left in the half.

Robinette ran for 22 yards to the Keyser 35, then King carried for 10. Inside the Keyser 10 after runs by Robinette, Milburn, Robinette, and Eirich, Milburn ran for six yards to the Keyser 2. An illegal procedure flag hampered the drive, then Alco used their last timeout before their second-and-goal play. Robinette went for four yards, but was stopped for a loss by Timmy Biser on third-and-goal. The Campers hustled their field goal team onto the field, but did it fast enough: Logsdon was true from 27 yards out, and Allegany took a 10-7 lead to the locker room after a squibbed kickoff. “The stop before the half was enormous. Enormous. Even though they got three, it took the wind out of their sails a bit,” said Biser. “I thought we were still in it. I thought we were wearing them down.”

Keyser fumbled to start their first possession of the second half, and Allegany drove to the Keyser 16. But a sack and an interception by Brady Ours gave the ball back to KHS. Keyser had their drive saved by a roughing the punter, then, after a 17-yard run by Rodeheaver, a facemask on Allegany moved the ball to the Campers 30.

Runs by Crites and Rodeheaver for five each moved the chains again, but two flags on Keyser brought up fourth-and-long, and Kristian Robinette intercepted Streets and returned the ball 39 yards to the Keyser 38.

The Campers, though, went three-and-out and punted—just eight yards out of bounds. Keyser made them pay for the special teams mistake. Crites went for 12, then a personal foul three plays later gave KHS a fresh set of downs instead of a tough fourth-and-3. Keyser moved into the red zone on the final play of the third quarter thanks to a Rodeheaver run, then Crites picked up a big fourth-and-2 three plays later. “We knew they were going to sit on the belly. Rodey had been hurting them all night,” said Biser. “That was a heck of a run.”

Kasmier scored for the second time in the evening, this time from five yards out, and Miller added the kick to give Keyser their first lead, 14-10, with 10:10 left. “We didn't quit. We just kept playing,” said Biser. “Just like the other games that we've been down...that's the credit to the kids.”

Allegany got a break on the first play of their next drive when a personal foul more than canceled out a run for a big loss, then moved the chains on an Imes keeper on third-and-1.   Milburn ran into Keyser territory at the 37, but an injury to Allegany's center two plays later proved costly: Imes lost two after corralling a bad snap, then had to throw one away after the next snap went over his head. The Campers turned the ball over on downs on an incompletion on the next play.

Crites picked up 34 vital yards on third-and-10, then Keyser rolled downhill: Kasmier for 17, Rodeheaver for 7 then 5, and finally Crites from three yards out. Keyser had some insurance, 21-10, with 3:57 left, and, after four more incomplete Imes passes, ran out the game. Allegany (2-2) is at Silver Oak Academy next Friday, while Keyser (4-1) will celebrate Homecoming against Hampshire at Tornado Alley.

“I don't think we played well tonight, and we talked about that,” said Biser. “We have to practice like we want to play.” “We have to prepare like we're playing a state championship team every week,” said Biser. “As soon as we can focus and do that, we can be a pretty good team.”



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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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HAVE A SUGGESTION, COMMENT OR CORRECTION?

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 10/3 Football Silver Oak Academy vs. Allegany 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Fri 9/26 Football Allegany: 10 - Keyser: 21 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Greenway Ave