During each week of the regular season, the Baltimore Ravens will recognize one local high school football game as its Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown.
In conjunction with the Baltimore Sun, a voting poll will be established each week to help select the Showdown that will receive a visit to the game from Ravens Cheerleaders and mascot Poe, as well as a monetary donation for both school's respective athletic programs. Following the matchup, each game will be showcased through a detailed game recap and photo gallery.
Kicking off the first featured game tomorrow (9/4), the Dundalk Owls (Baltimore, Md.) travel to Kenwood (Baltimore, Md.) to take on the Blue Birds at 7 p.m. Kenwood's first-year head coach, Derrick Krumholtz, looks to avenge last season's loss to its Baltimore County foe, Dundalk, in his inaugural game at the helm, while the Owls aim for their sixth winning season in the past seven years.
Voting is now open for next weekend's Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown and will close Tuesday (9/8). The games available for Week 2 are:
- Edmondson-Westside @ City (9/11 @ 3:45 p.m.)
- Long Reach @ Atholton (9/11 @ 7 p.m.)
- Westminster @ Oakdale (9/11 @ 7 p.m.)
To vote, please visit www.BaltimoreRavens.com/RavensRISEShowdown.
The High School Football Showdown is just one piece of Ravens RISE, the team's football outreach initiative presented by Wendy's. The program impacts a range of area football players from youth to high school, providing them with a year-round opportunity to "Play Like A Raven" through clinics, tournaments, grants, ticket donations, and exclusive opportunities to play at M&T Bank Stadium and interact with Ravens players and coaches. To learn more about Ravens RISE, go to www.BaltimoreRavens.com/RISE.