Ravens RISE High School Coach & Game of the Week
In addition to the Ravens Coach of the Week, the Baltimore Ravens and The Baltimore Sun will recognize one local high school football game each week as their "Ravens RISE High School Game of the Week." A preview of the game will be featured in the paper and online each Friday, with a photo gallery from the game posted following the matchup. (The Baltimore Sun will host a poll for fans and schools to vote for their favorite game.) The chosen matchup will also receive a visit to the game from the Ravens Cheerleaders and team mascot, Poe, and both participating schools will be awarded a donation to their respective athletic programs.
This week, the Mervo (Baltimore) Mustangs will face the Douglass (Baltimore) Ducks for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday (9/19). Both teams enter the game with perfect 2-0 records on the season and are showing a commitment to defense. Mervo has surrendered eight points on the season, with Douglass yielding only six. Last week's 14-8 victory over Dunbar (Baltimore) was the Mustangs' first win against the perennial Baltimore City power in over 10 years.
These initiatives are just a piece of the Ravens' new football outreach program, Ravens RISE. With programs for all football players in Maryland, from youth to high school, Ravens RISE provides an opportunity to "Play Like A Raven" all year long 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 about Ravens RISE, go to www.BaltimoreRavens.com/RISE.