OWINGS MILLS, Md.- Brendon Ireton has been named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week. Ireton currently holds a position as head football coach of the Kent County Trojans and is the eighth recipient of the award in 2013.
On Oct. 25, Kent County (5-3) earned an impressive road victory at Washington (Princess Anne, Md.,) 40-7 bringing its win total to five this season. The Trojans led with a rushing attack that collected 290 yards and four touchdowns to get a 40-0 halftime lead. Freshman RB Marcquan Greene posted two touchdowns en route to eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark this season. The Trojans have now won three of their last four games.
Ireton has Kent County poised for its first winning season in 16 years, in only his second year as head coach. The team is in the hunt for a Class 1A East Region playoff berth for the first time since 1997. Ireton believes the team has bought into what the coaching staff has been preaching.
"They've played consistent, stayed together as a team and believed in what we are doing. We had a strong core of guys last year, and we added a few new players that have given us a push toward the playoffs."
Kent County hosts Arcadia (Oak Hall, Va.) on Friday, Nov. 1 in a non-conference game against the Firebirds, who are also 5-3 this season.
Each week during the season, the Ravens will honor a high school coach who is making a significant impact on his student-athletes. The winner will be in attendance at the Ravens-Vikings home game on Dec. 8 for an opportunity to the named the Ravens High School Coach of the Year.
Each weekly recipient receives a $2,000 donation to the school's football program, an award certificate signed by Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and a specifically designed Coach of the Week hat.