• Alco Soccer

    The students and parents of Allegany high school first organized Allegany boys’ soccer in the fall of 1921. The inaugural event for this pioneer soccer team was an away game against Bruce High school in Westernport. The Allegany boys’ soccer team came away with a victory and the beginning of a long tradition of sportsmanship and excellence had begun. In the early years of this soccer team, Allegany had only a varsity team with 20 students on it. Allegany played all of their home games on the athletic field outside the school. In 1939 the Allegany soccer team started to struggle, and the program ended before World War ll. The program didn’t start back up till 40 years after this happened and started back up in the fall of 1977. The two reasons this program shut down were because the league they were in only allowed two teams because of the lack of competition. Therefore, Allegany had no league to participate in. Since 1977 the soccer program has been going strong. Despite a bit of struggle during the 2021 season, going 6-6, the Campers bounced back, mounting a dominant 2022 season going 12-3-1 including multiple outstanding victories against opponents like Fort Hill, who the Campers crushed twice, holding them scoreless and scoring a combined 26 goals in just their two games played against them, also making a deep playoff run before eventually falling to Fallston 3-2. The 2023 season was led by 3rd year head coach Blake Geatz, along with team captain Blake Powell. The renewed Campers came back even stronger this ´23-´24 season, going undefeated in the regular season and playoffs, leading all the way up to the first state championship in school history. They would unfortunately fall to Harford Tech in the championship, 2-0. It was the first time in all 1,509 minutes that the Campers had played that season where they would trail. Coach Geatz would speak on the game, saying ¨Sometimes the game just comes down to capitalizing on your chances. That's what just didn't really go well for us today.¨ The Campers hope to revitalize their efforts next season, and find their way back to states!