Gene Allen, shown in a game against Bayport-Blue Point last season, proved to be tough to tackle. The Greenport/Southold/Mattituck senior has made Hartwick College his college choice. (Credit: Garret Meade file)
Gene Allen recalls being encouraged to hit the weight room a few years ago. It wasn’t later, however, until he truly committed himself to weight training. What a difference it has made.
“Words can’t even describe how much the weight room helped,” he said.
Lifting all those weights not only sculpted the Mattituck High School senior’s muscles and enabled him to lead Greenport/Southold/Mattituck’s football team to its finest season in over three decades, it also gave Allen a future in college football. Allen has made Hartwick College his college of choice, declaring that he will play football for the NCAA Division III team. (more…)