Harford Tech football coach Tim Palmer has been named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week after a 48-7 win over Patterson Mill that gave the Cobras a 4-0 record for the first time in program history.
The Cobras scored 48 straight points after trailing 7-0 early and 14-7 at the half.
They pulled away in the second half behind two touchdowns from running back Kyle Cicone. An additional rushing score by running back Jalen Dangerfield, a passing touchdown from quarterback Ryan Hunt to wide receiver Jordan Bright and a fumble recovery touchdown by senior linebacker Phinehas Wiredu helped secure the victory.
Palmer is in his first season as Cobras head coach although he coach the JV that lost just one game during in 2013 and 2014.
“I try to hold everyone responsible for their portion of this process and they buy into it,” said Palmer, a longtime recreation coach. “They’re thirsting for this type of responsibility so they want to live up to it. Everyone’s been great. It’s a collective effort from the coaching staff, the kids and the administration. Everybody’s excited about it.”
Each week of the regular season, the Ravens honor one high school football coach with a $2,000 donation to his school’s football program and an award from Ravens coach John Harbaugh. At the end of the season, the 10 winners will be invited to the Dec. 23 Ravens-Colts game at M&T Bank Stadium where one will be named the Ravens High School Coach of the Year.
Palmer joins this fall’s previous winners Ryan Pittillo of Towson, Albert Jones of Meade and Vince Ahearn of Tuscarora.