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this was an annual game. In 1909 Allegany lost a close football game to Beall High School in Frostburg. George Schmutz was captain of Allegany's football team in 1910 - 1911. In 1910, Allegany played five games. Results were two victories, one tie, two defeats. Soon after, Allegany County High School moved to the new building on Green Street at Lee Street. In 1920, Allegany tied with Beall High, Frostburg, for the County championship. Charles E. Burke was captain of Allegany. Fred Mills was coach of the Allegany County High School team in 1922. Stars that year were Bruce, Sperry, Rice, Smith, Brant, and Hutchinson. On Thanksgiving Day, 1925, Allegany County High School defeated Hagerstown High School 43 - 7, and thus became the Western Maryland Champions. Stars were Gainer and Cowden. In 1927, the name Allegany County High School was changed to Allegany High School. In 1929, the new Allegany High School opened on Camp Hill. The 1930 Thanksgiving Day game between LaSalle and Allegany was won by Allegany 7-0. Merill Golden was captain for Allegany. For a number of years, the Fort Hill High School team, under the direction of William "Bill" Holm, dominated local high school football. Some of their great stars were Breedlove, who played for the Washington Redskins, and Lynn Becthol, who was quarterback. In 1899, the YMCA organized a football team with William H. Frederick as captain. Mr. Arch C. Willis on was manager.

In the early 1920's a semi-professional football team was organized. Among the teams they played were the California, Pennsylvania Yellowjackets and Indiana, Pennsylvania. Two of the stars were Holly Keller, a graduate of Allegany County High School, who for the past two years had played with the


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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27 x 20 cms

Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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