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2010 Hall of Fame: Earle ‘Lefty’ Bruce and Greg Hare

November 9, 2010

From Allegany High School: Earle “Lefty” Bruce

Earle “Lefty” Bruce set the city scoring record in 1948 for the 9-0-1 Campers with 23 touchdowns and 138 points in 10 games. That season, Bruce scored the only touchdown for Allegany in a 6-6 tie with Fort Hill. For the 1948 season, Bruce was voted Player of the Year and named to the All-Maryland team at fullback. After high school, he received a scholarship to Ohio State University where, after his playing days were over, he joined Coach Woody Hayes’ staff. Bruce succeeded Coach Hayes at Ohio State in 1979 and went on to compile an 81-26-1 record in nine seasons in Columbus. His coaching record at the college level is 151-90-2 in 21 years. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

From Fort Hill High School: Greg Hare

Greg Hare was the Fort Hill quarterback during the 1968-69 rivalry games. He finished his high school career with a dazzling performance, guiding the Sentinels to a 27-0 victory over the Campers. In that game, he passed for two touchdowns, rushed for another and intercepted two passes on defense. He was named one of the Top 11 high school players in the USA by Sunkist and Coach Athlete Magazine. He went to Ohio State where he was the starting quarterback during his sophomore and junior seasons. As a captain his junior year, he led the Buckeyes to the Rose Bowl. During his college career, he totaled 1,338 passing yards and 470 rushing yards and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1974. Currently, Greg is a local businessman and owner of Document Solutions.

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