During each week of the regular season, the Baltimore Ravens will recognize one local high school football game as its Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown.
This week's Showdown features the John Carroll (Bel Air, Md.) Patriots (6-0) at the Boys' Latin (Baltimore, Md.) Lakers (4-1). Kickoff on Friday afternoon (10/9) is 3:45 p.m. After three league games apiece, both teams are tied for first place in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association "B" Conference. Last year, the Patriots edged the Lakers, 47-40, in a four overtime thriller.
In conjunction with The Baltimore Sun, a voting poll is established each week to help select which Showdown will receive a visit to the game from Ravens Cheerleaders and mascot Poe, as well as a monetary donation for both school's respective athletic programs. Following the matchup, each game will be showcased through a detailed game recap and photo gallery.
Voting is now open for next week's Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown and will close Tuesday (10/13). The games available for Week 6 are:
- River Hill @ Oakland Mills (10/16 @ 7 PM)
- South Hagerstown @ Fort Hill (10/16 @ 7 PM)
- Reservoir @ Mount Hebron (10/17 @ 1 PM)
To vote, please visit www.BaltimoreRavens.com/RavensRISEShowdown.
Nick Good-Malloy, varsity head football coach of the Annapolis Panthers, has been named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week. Now in its 19th year of existence, Good-Malloy is the fifth recipient of the award in 2015.
Last Friday, Annapolis (4-1) earned a come-from-behind, 30-28, victory at the Arundel (Gambrills, Md.) Wildcats. Trailing, 28-14, to begin the fourth quarter, the Panthers cut the lead to six following a RB Cameron Hough touchdown run and successful two-point conversion on a pass from QB Nate Vance to WR Trey Gross. Vance tossed the game-tying score to RB Montes Davis later in the frame, with Hough adding the winning points on another successful two-point try.
The victory marked the first for Annapolis over their Anne Arundel County foe since 2005.
"We've been improving a little each of the last few years, and that's a real credit to three things – the kids, the administration and the assistant coaches," explained Good-Malloy. "The kids have really worked hard, and the work they put in over the summer and in the weight room is showing. Our school principal, Sue Chittim, and the rest of the administration has been extremely supportive of the athletics program and our team, and knowing they have our back has helped us continue to progress. And we have great assistant coaches in our program who are fantastic at coaching up our kids. All three of these ingredients have us headed in the right direction, but we still have a lot of goals ahead of us to accomplish."
Seeking their third-straight victory, the Panthers return home to host the Severna Park Falcons (3-2) this Friday (10/9) in another Anne Arundel County matchup.
Each week during the season, the Ravens honor a high school coach who has made a significant impact on his student-athletes. Each winner will be in attendance at the Ravens-Chiefs home game on Dec. 20 for an opportunity to be named the Ravens High School Coach of the Year. In addition, each coach receives a donation to the school's football program and an award from Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.
These initiatives are just a piece of Ravens RISE, the team's football outreach initiative presented by Wendy's. The program 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 about Ravens RISE, go to www.BaltimoreRavens.com/RISE.