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PREVIEW: Fort Hill vs. Allegany (MD)

November 5, 2013

CUMBERLAND, MD – “Homecoming” is upon us. The annual “Homecoming” game between the Fort Hill Sentinels and the Allegany Campers takes place on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. (EST) at Greenway Avenue Stadium. Over 10,000 fans are expected for a game that’s part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.

The rivalry, which features schools separated by just two miles, has been going on since 1936 with both schools going through their homecoming festivities. The winner gets “The Black Kettle,” a traveling trophy with scores from all the previous games engraved on it. Fort Hill has won five straight (including back-to-back 21-20 wins in the regular season and playoffs) and leads the all-time series 51-32-4.

The Sentinels, coached by Todd Appel, are 9-0 after beating Mountain Ridge 55-12. Senior back Dakari Darr had 10 carries for 97 yards and three TDs. The Sentinels went 9-3 last season.

After going 7-4 last season, the Campers are 5-4 and coming off a 35-6 win over Towson. Junior back Kirk Robinette rushed the ball 16 times for 132 yards and a score.

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What is the Great American Rivalry Series?

Each fall for over a century, high school football has been the centerpiece for families and communities on Friday night. In 2004, iHigh, Inc. created the Great American Rivalry Series to celebrate this uniquely American sport and the cultural phenomenon of “Friday Night in America.” The Series shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation, where long-standing traditions are valued, expectations are sky high, and followers are committed.