It was evident driving into Cumberland, Maryland that the entire town was waiting in anticipation for the “biggest game of the season”. Every where one looked they could see “Go Fort Hill” or “Go Allegany” flags flying high. Everyone looks forward to this game, the Fort Hill Sentinel team was coming into the game with an undefeated season and the Allegany Campers were hoping for a win that would put them safely in the playoffs. This historic gridiron battle is one of the biggest rivalries in the state of Maryland. Until this game is over the sentiment for both teams and fans is “who cares about the playoffs let’s just beat them”.
Fort Hill’s recipient is senior full-back/linebacker Dakota Welsh, son of Ronald and Debra Welsh. Dakota has a 3.66 GPA.
Allegany’s scholarship recipient is senior running back/inside linebacker Dustin Wharton, son of Timothy and Tracey Wharton. Dustin is a three-year letterman on the varsity football and basketball teams. He was one of 22 pre-season “Players to Watch” and is a two-year Honorable Mention All-State player. He has a 3.64 GPA and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rotary Club, and National Honor Society.