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 (9/28) and features the Patterson Mill Huskies (Bel Air, Md.) at the North East Indians. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Huskies look to avenge last season's 42-13 loss to their Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference foe. The Indians' victory in 2017 ended a seven-game skid against Patterson Mill.
Voting is now open for next weekend's Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown and will close Tuesday (10/2). The games available for Week 6 are:
- Lake Clifton @ Forest Park (10/5 @ 3:45 p.m.)
- Southwestern @ Benjamin Franklin (10/5 @ 3:45 p.m.)
- Green Street Academy @ New Era Academy (10/5 @ 4 p.m.)
To vote, please visit www.BaltimoreRavens.com/Showdown.
RAVENS HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE WEEK
Will Bell, varsity head football coach of the Severna Park Falcons, has been named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week. Now in its 22nd year of existence, Bell is the fourth recipient of the award in 2018.
Last Friday, the Severna Park Falcons (2-2) traveled to the Old Mill Patriots (Millersville, Md.), and for the first time in 10 years edged their cross-town foe, 28-21. Trailing 21-14 in the fourth quarter, Falcons senior QB Jordan Hallet tossed two touchdown passes to senior WR Garrett Edwards in the final frame to secure the victory for the visitors.
Severna Park's last win over Old Mill was in 2008 when the schools squared-off in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Class 4A East regional playoff.
"On offense, we're starting to get in a groove," Bell stated. "We challenged the players to put four quarters together, because we have had good moments at times this season, but we had not put a full game together yet. Last week we did it, and the results followed."
Severna Park visits South River (Edgewater, Md.) this Friday (9/28) at 6:30 p.m. The Falcons look to avenge last season's 28-21 loss to the Anne Arundel county school.
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.