BALTIMORE RAVENS ANNOUNCE RAVENS RISE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SHOWDOWN
Each week during the 2018 regular season, the Baltimore Ravens will recognize one local high school football game as its Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown.
In conjunction with TheBaltimore Sun, a voting poll will be established each week to help select a game that will receive a visit from Ravens Cheerleaders and Poe, have the stadium outfitted in Ravens banners and flags and obtain Ravens giveaways for fans in attendance. Additionally, a $1,500 donation will be awarded to each participating school's respective athletic program, and following the matchup, each Showdown will be highlighted with a detailed game recap and photo gallery. Student-athletes will also receive t-shirts to commemorate their participation in the game.
This week's Showdown takes place Friday (9/21) and features the New Town Titans (Owings Mills, Md.) at the Eastern Tech Mavericks (Baltimore, Md.). Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Community College of Baltimore County Essex. While New Town secured a 50-13 victory in this contest in 2016, the Mavericks responded with a 32-24 victory last season. Both schools enter this year's game with winning records.
Voting is now open for next weekend's Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown and will close Tuesday (9/25). The games available for Week 5 are:
- C. Milton Wright @ North Harford (9/28 @ 7 p.m.)
- Havre de Grace @ Bel Air (9/28 @ 7 p.m.)
- Patterson Mill @ North East (9/28 @ 7 p.m.)
To vote, please visit www.BaltimoreRavens.com/Showdown.
RAVENS HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE WEEK
Derrick Krumholtz, varsity head football coach of the Kenwood Bluebirds (Baltimore, Md.) has been named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week. Now in its 22nd year of existence, Krumholtz is the third recipient of the award in 2018.
Last Thursday, Kenwood (3-0) traveled to the Hereford Bulls in a matchup of undefeated Baltimore County schools. With the Bluebirds taking a 25-22 lead into halftime, the teams traded third quarter touchdowns before the Bulls scored midway through the final frame to take a 37-31 lead. With just over two minutes left in the game, Kenwood senior RB Karlar Farley scampered 51 yards for the tying score. Freshman K Noah Dell added the extra point to put Kenwood ahead for good.
The victory under the fourth-year head coach marked the Bluebirds first over Hereford in over 10 seasons.
"We know Hereford is a good program, so as a team we talked all week about staying positive and continuing to fight no matter what happened," Krumholtz stated. "Instilling confidence and a positive attitude were focal points of our offseason program, summer workouts and our entire 2018 season, and it's a testament to our assistant coaches and senior leaders who have embraced and modeled this."
Kenwood hosts Franklin this Friday (9/21) at 6 p.m. The Bluebirds look to avenge last season's loss to the Indians and keep their perfect record intact for 2018.
Each week during the season, the Ravens honor a high school coach who has made a significant impact on his student-athletes. All 10 Coach of the Week winners receive a $2,000 donation to their school's football program and an award from Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. In addition, each coach will attend the Ravens-Buccaneers game at M&T Bank Stadium on Dec. 16 for an opportunity to be named the Ravens High School Coach of the Year.
These initiatives are just one piece of Ravens RISE, the team's football outreach program presented by MedStar Sports Medicine. Ravens RISE 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, please visit www.BaltimoreRavens.com/RISE.