QB Challenge

Quarterback Challenge

As part of their commitment to high school football in Maryland, the Baltimore Ravens have partnered with T. Rowe Price, the College Savings Plan of Maryland, Under Armour and the Maryland Football Coaches Association to recognize outstanding local high school quarterbacks.

During halftime of Ravens home games this season, the Quarterback Challenge will highlight two of the top high school quarterbacks from Maryland competing in a passing competition that showcase arm strength and accuracy.

While the winning student-athletes each receive a $250 College Savings Plan of Maryland account and the winning school receives a $500 Under Armour gift card for his school’s athletic department, both schools receive tickets to the game and both quarterbacks receive a football autographed by a Ravens player.


September 7, 2014 (Ravens vs. Bengals)
The kickoff to the 2014 QB Challenge saw a tight competition between MIAA conference rivals McDonogh and Mt. St. Joseph. While both quarterbacks first attempts fell incomplete, their second tosses did not disappoint. McDonogh QB Jansen Durham unloaded a 53-yard heave to WR Kareem Montgomery, while Mt. St. Joseph QB Brian Costabile responded with a beautiful ball to Christian Heyward that came up just short at 49-yards. With the four yard advantage, McDonogh earned the first QB Challenge victory of the season.

September 11, 2014 (Ravens vs. Steelers)
At halftime of the Thursday Night Football showdown between the Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, student-athletes from Arundel and Old Mill displayed their passing prowess in the QB Challenge. With each quarterback completing both of his passes, Old Mill's Brady Ludwig narrowly edged Arundel's Anthony Messenger's 50-yard mark with a 54-yard connection to Patriot WR David Marrocco.

September 28, 2014 (Ravens vs. Panthers)
 As the Ravens ventured out of divisional play for the first time in 2014 and hosted the Carolina Panthers, the River Hill Hawks took on the Howard Lions in the QB Challenge. River Hill QB Noah Thyberg completed both of his attempts for 35 yards and 36 yards to receivers Jon Kanda and Chuck McLaughlin respectively. But, it was Howard QB Kevin Sheahin hooking up with receiver Keenan Fisher for a 40-yard completion that brought home the QB Challenge crown for the Lions. River Hill will look to avenge the QB Challenge loss as the two schools will square off on the gridiron on Halloween night in a much anticipated Howard County high school football matchup!


October 19, 2014 (Ravens vs. Falcons)
Ravens QB Joe Flacco continued his 2014 air show on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Flacco threw two touchdowns on the day, but took a break at halftime to allow participants from the Dunbar Poets and the Northwestern Wildcats to compete in the QB Challenge. Poets QB Zi'onnez Spencer and Wildcats QB Martaz Boone did their best Flacco impression during the competition each heaving completions over 40-yards. In the end, it was Boone’s connection with WR Teion Hopkins for 46-yards that gave Northwestern the QB Challenge crown!

November 9, 2014  (Ravens vs. Titans)
The Ravens welcomed former AFC Central rival the Tennessee Titans back to Baltimore, as Washington and Queen Anne’s County took part in the halftime QB Challenge. Going into the last throw of the contest, Washington QB Jamarkus Brumskin held a 6-yard lead over Queen Anne’s County QB Bradley Harmon. With Brumskin’s 42-yard completion leading the competition, Harmon dropped back and launched a 55-yard heave that slipped through the outstretched hands of diving WR Mark Fitzgerald. With the incompletion, Brumskin’s Washington Jaguars captured the victory.

November 30, 2014  (Ravens vs. Chargers)
As the Ravens squared off with the conference foe San Diego Chargers, QBs Joe Flacco and Philip Rivers accounted for over 600 yards passing and five touchdowns. With the long ball flying in the game, the Thomas Johnson Patriots and the C. Milton Wright Mustangs looked to equal the passing prowess of the professionals in the QB Challenge. After both squads failed to complete their first attempts, Patriots’ QB Tyler Magaha connected with WR Kahari Kilgore on a 35-yard toss on his last throw. With the final attempt of the contest, Mustangs’ QB Omar Walker found twin brother Osiah for a 55-yard heave – marking the longest throw and catch of the season in the competition to date.

December 14, 2014 (Ravens vs. Jaguars)
Featuring a matchup of historic Carroll County rivals, the North Carroll Panthers and South Carroll Cavaliers faced off in the QB Challenge at halftime of the Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game. Looking for revenge after losing 26-13 to the Cavaliers during the high school regular season, QB Jack Flowers put the Panthers in the early lead with a 41-yard completion. South Carroll QB Andrew Louder answered with a toss of his own that was hauled-in for 45-yards. Needing to best his county foe, Flowers last throw was caught for 43-yards, while Louder increased his lead with a 50-yard heave caught by WR Silas Kelly to give the Cavaliers the QB Challenge crown.

December 28, 2014 (Ravens vs. Browns)
While the high school football season ended a few weeks ago, the QB Challenge had one final contest for the 2014 season. Student-athletes representing the Towson Generals and Western Tech Wolverines squared off at halftime of the AFC North showdown between the Ravens and Cleveland Browns. With their first throws, Generals’ QB Logan Cheek tossed a 48-yard completion, while Angelo Payne, QB for the Wolverines, has his attempt fall out of reach of his wide receiver. While Cheek’s second attempt was nearly identical to his first – a completion for 47-yards, Payne dropped back for this last throw with the contest on the line and connected with his wide receiver 44-yards down field. Edging their Baltimore County foe by just four yards, Towson took home the last QB Challenge victory of year.

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