Press Release: Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown Week 8


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 the Baltimore 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 (10/26) and features the Winters Mill Falcons (Westminster, Md.) at the Century Knights (Sykesville, Md.). Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Knights currently own a six-game winning streak over Winters Mill dating back to 2011.

Voting is now open for next weekend's Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown and will close Tuesday (10/30). The games available for Week 10 are:

  • Saint Paul's @ Boys' Latin (11/2 @ 2:30 p.m.)
  • Mount Saint Joseph @ Archbishop Spalding (11/2 @ 7 p.m.)
  • McDonogh @ Gilman (11/3 @ 2:30 p.m.)

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Rob Harris, varsity head football coach of the Broadneck Bruins (Annapolis, Md.), has been named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week. Now in its 22nd year of existence, Harris is the eighth recipient of the award in 2018.

Last Friday, Broadneck (8-0) defeated the Meade Mustangs, 27-7, to remain the only undefeated program in Anne Arundel County. Led by two early touchdown passes from freshman QB Joshua Ehrlich, the Bruins jumped to a 14-0 lead through three quarters before the Mustangs cut the deficit in half. Ehrlich then tossed two additional touchdowns in the game's final frame to secure the victory for Broadneck.

"This game was our Senior Night, so the kids came out with a lot of emotion and scored two touchdowns early, but then relaxed a bit," Harris stated. "Meade is a tough team with a talented group of kids, and they were tough to move the ball on. After they scored in the fourth quarter, our guys refocused, became more efficient, and moved the ball offensively to get the win."

Broadneck visits the Glen Burnie Gophers on Friday (10/26) with kickoff slated for 6:30 p.m. The Bruins have defeated the Gophers in six consecutive seasons, with the most recent being a 48-19 victory in 2017.

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.

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2018 Ravens High School Coach of the Week Recipients:
Week 1Jamie WillisLong Reach High School
Week 2Donald DavisCalvert Hall College
Week 3Derrick KrumholtzKenwood High School
Week 4Will BellSeverna Park High School
Week 5Mike KrausSouth Carroll High School
Week 6Corey JohnsonEdmondson-Westside High School
Week 7Larry LutheLiberty High School
Week 8Rob HarrisBroadneck High School

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