Brendon Ireton, varsity head football coach of the Kent County (Worton, Md.) Trojans, has been named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week. Ireton is the eighth recipient of the award in 2013.
Last Friday (10/25), Kent County (5-3) earned a convincing road victory at Washington (Princess Anne, Md.), 40-7, bringing its win total to five this season. Led by a rushing attack that collected 290 yards and four touchdowns, the Trojans raced to a 40-0 halftime lead. Freshman RB Marcquan Greene posted two touchdowns en route to eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark this season, while the Trojans have now won three of their last four contests.
In his second year as head coach, Ireton has Kent County poised for its first winning season in 16 years, and in the hunt for a Class 1A East Region playoff berth for the first time since 1997. "Our players have bought into what we've been preaching since our staff arrived last season," stated Ireton, a first-time Coach of the Week honoree. "They've played consistent, stayed together as a team, and believed in what we are doing. We had a strong core of guys last year, and we added a few new players that have given us a push towards the playoffs."
Kent County hosts Arcadia (Oak Hall, Va.) this Friday (11/1) in a non-conference matchup against the Firebirds, who are also 5-3 this season.
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 in attendance at the Ravens-Vikings home game on Dec. 8 for an opportunity to be named 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