The annual rivalry game between Fort Hill and Allegany is legendary at both schools with many events leading up to the big game where the teams battle for the Iron Kettle and bragging rights that will last a lifetime. This game is one of the oldest rivalries in the country and is always the home team homecoming game. Fans filled the lots surrounding the stadium early Saturday morning to begin tailgating for the biggest game of the year.
Luke has been a member of the football team at Fort Hill the past 4 years. Last year, Luke was named to second team all-area and was part of the 2014 State Championship Team. In the spring, Luke is a member of the track team where he runs sprints. Last year, he won the state championship as a member of the 4×100 relay team. Luke is also a member of the Unified Bocce Team where he plays on a team with students with special needs. In the Community, Luke plays church basketball for Second Baptist. Luke is a member of the National Honor Society and the 1800 club. Luke has been honored as the top student in AP Government, Honors Modern World Cultures, AP Biology, and AP English Language. Luke has bounced between first and second in his class out of 155 students. Luke is interested in majoring in Biology and pursuing a career in the medical field. He specifically dreams to be a geriatrician.
Carson is currently enrolled in AP human geography and calculus as well as college level English. He is the captain of the football team and a member of the basketball and baseball teams, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society. Carson is an active member of his church, he volunteers at the Union Rescue Mission, the Salvation Army and as an academic tutor. He plans to attend the University of Maryland and hopes to pursue a career in accounting.
Barry Lattimer participated in the Fort Hill vs Allegany rivalry for a total of 31 years as a player, an assistant coach, and then as the head coach of Fort Hill High School. Barry Lattimer played in the Fort Hill- Allegany Rivalry his sophomore, junior, and senior years. All 3 seasons Barry played in the rivalry, Fort Hill prevailed victorious. Barry was an All-State linebacker under his father in 1974. After graduation, Barry played football and earned his degree from Shephard University. After graduation from college Barry returned to Cumberland and was an assistant coach at Fort Hill for 19 years, serving as the coordinator of the defense and strength and conditioning program. He then served as the Head Coach at Fort Hill for 9 years.
Joe Mullan, bruising fullback for the Allegany Campers scored all his teams points in the 1980 homecoming game against city rival Fort Hill winning 13 – 10 and was named Offensive Player of the Game. Mullan was named to the 1979 &1980 All City, All Area, and All CVAL teams. Mullan led the city in scoring with 127 points and sparked Allegany’s undefeated season and winning the Maryland State “B” Championship. He also played in the 1978 State Championship team under tutelage of Jim Refosco. Joe was awarded a 4 year football scholarship to Glennville State, where his senior year homecoming game scored three touchdowns against West Virginia State and led his team to a 35-14 win.