Josh ward, head coach of college football for the Calvert Hall College High School Cardinals (Towson, Md.), was named Ravens High School Coach of the Week. Now in its 25th year of existence, Ward is the second recipient of the award in 2021.
Last Saturday (9/11), Calvert Hall (2-0) opened their Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association league schedule with a 24-7 victory over the McDonogh Eagles (Owings Mills, Md.). Hall established a 14-0 halftime advantage behind two scores from junior QB Noah Brannock – a 24-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to fellow junior WR Donnie Lewis and a 5-yard rushing pass in the first quarter. second period. But, McDonogh cut the lead in half midway through the third quarter.
After another Brannock touchdown, a 15-yard throw to senior WR Rahkeem Smith, the Cardinals took a lead they wouldn’t give up. Senior K Andrew Petrino secured the win with a 38-yard field goal in the final quarter.
“The whole week before the game we told our linemen it would be a physical showdown for them,” said Ward. “McDonogh has incredible offensive and defensive lines, but our guys played exactly as we asked and were fantastic on both sides.”
After a shortened two-game season in 2020, Ward is in his second season as head coach of his alma mater.
“It was crazy to start this work during a pandemic year, but the influx of support from students, alumni and faculty was incredible,” added Ward.
Calvert Hall hosts Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) this Thursday (September 16) at 7 p.m. The Cardinals’ last meeting with the Prince George County School was in 2019 when Calvert Hall defeated Riverdale Baptist, 40-0.
Throughout this season, the Ravens will honor 10 high school coaches who have made a significant impact on their student-athletes. Each Coach of the Week winner will receive a $ 2,000 donation to their school’s football program and be invited to the Ravens-Rams game (1/2/22) at M&T Bank Stadium for the chance to be nominated. Ravens High School Coach of the Year.
This initiative is just one part of Ravens RISE, the team’s football awareness program presented by MedStar Sports Medicine. Ravens RISE is impacting a range of local football players, from youth to high school, providing them with a year-round opportunity to “play like a crow” through clinics, tournaments, grants, donations. tickets and exclusive opportunities to play at the M&T Bank stadium and interact with Ravens players and coaches.
For more information, please visit www.BaltimoreRavens.com/RISE.