Blake Henry Named Ravens High School Coach of the Week
Blake Henry, head coach of the Mount St. Joseph (Baltimore, Md.) varsity football team, has been named Ravens High School Coach of the Week. Presented by Toyota, this is the 16th year of the Ravens' award program.
Winless in conference play, Henry's Gaels entered the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference quarterfinal playoff game to face Archbishop Spalding on Saturday (11/3). As a result of its reestablished commitment to the running game, Mount St. Joseph earned its first MIAA win of the season and the school's first-ever trip to the conference semifinals.
Behind RB Nevone McCrimmon's 176 rushing yards and two touchdowns, the Gaels secured a 19-13 victory, avenging an earlier season loss to the Cavaliers.
"We altered the offense a little bit from the first time we played them," Henry said. "We really featured the running attack with some play-action passing. We threw the ball only seven times."
"In the conference, we played a couple of really close games that we could have easily won. Our coaching staff spoke to the team about playing with confidence last week, and we came into this game confident and played hard."
The Gaels take on Calvert Hall this Saturday (11/10) at Stevenson University, as they look to capture a spot in next weekend's MIAA championship game.
Each week during the season, the Ravens will honor a high school coach who has made a significant impact on his student-athletes. Each winner will be present at the Ravens-Broncos home game on Dec. 16 for the naming of the Ravens High School Coach of the Year.
Each weekly recipient receives:
- A $2,000 donation to the school's football program
- An award certificate signed by Ravens head coach John Harbaugh
- A specially-designed Coach of the Week hat