by Kristina Dahl
It was a cool day at Greenway Avenue Stadium on Saturday, November 6, as one of the oldest rivalries in Maryland went head to head for the title to victory and a celebration of homecoming. The series dates back to 1936 and features a large group of activities at each school during the week to make it truly a community event. Downtown, the streetlights were tagged with football helmets displaying players’ names and numbers. Ribbons and balloons grew larger by volume the closer you got to each school. More than 9500 fans were expected to attend, despite snow flurries rumored for the big game day.
Before the Fort Hill Sentinels could even get warmed up in the first quarter, the Allegany Campers scored and the cheering began. Fort Hill quickly returned the heat and scored with less than five minutes on the clock, tying the first quarter score at 7-7.
Second quarter action was slow but head to head. Fort Hill scored and Allegany responded toward the end of the quarter but missed the extra point, leaving Fort Hill with a narrow lead at 14-13 going into the half.
Fort Hill scored twice to open the second half and held the lead at 27-13 with 9 minutes on the clock. Frustrated Allegany fans screaming from the stands hyped the Sentinels with the team even harder toward the win as the fourth quarter opened, as Fort Hill scored early only to see Allegany fire back with their a score of their own. But Fort Hill added two more touchdowns, and the game ended with the Sentinels on top 47-21.
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- Fort Hill vs. Allegany – 2010