Baltimore Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown
Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown
The Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Sun are teaming up for the 5th consecutive season to present the Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown, and even more will be added to the program in 2019 – more schools, more giveaways, more Ravens players and more game day entertainment!
80 Maryland high schools will be included in this year’s voting, and each will be placed into one of five 16-team brackets based on geography. Fans can then vote for their school via Twitter or the Baltimore Sun’s website, and the winner of each bracket will be awarded the opportunity to host a Showdown this fall. (Following this announcement, the Ravens will work with the five winning schools to identify a game on each of their schedules to feature as the Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown.)
The five Showdown Games for 2019 Will Receive the Following:
Attendance by a current or former Ravens player to give a pregame pep talk to each team, administer the coin-toss before kickoff and mingle with fans around the field
The schools winning the bracket voting will receive a $1,500 donation, while the bracket voting runner ups and the away team in all five Showdowns will each receive a $750 donation from the Ravens
High schools will receive various to be determined apparel pieces (i.e. – t-shirts, socks, gloves, etc.), along with the opportunity to be introduced onto the field through the Ravens pregame introduction smoke and pyrotechnics
Ravens Cheerleaders, Poe and Baltimore’s Marching Ravens will all be in attendance to hype the game day crowd
Game day coverage in The Baltimore Sun to include a game recap and photo gallery
Vote for Your School:
Voting will begin Wednesday, August 14 at 10am. Vote using the below links!
Monday, September 9 - The Ravens will announce the dates for all five 2019 High School Football Showdown games
*Tiebreaker: In the event of a tie, the school with the most Twitter votes will advance. If the schools tie in the Twitter voting, the school with the most votes in the previous week will advance. Finally, if the tie occurs in the 1stRound and both the web and Twitter votes are tied, a coin flip will be administered to determine the school that advances.