Kent County's Brendon Ireton was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week Wednesday after the Trojans' 40-7 win at Washington Friday put them on the verge of their first winning season in 16 years.

The Trojans improved to 5-3 with the victory, led by running back Marcquan Greene's two touchdowns. In fourth place in Class 1A East with two games left in the regular season, the Trojans are aiming for their first playoff berth since 1996. They won the last of back-to-back Class 1A state championships in 1990.

“Our players have bought into what we’ve been preaching since our staff arrived last season,” second-year coach Ireton said in a news release. “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 towards the playoffs.”

Ireton joins seven previous weekly winners – Hammond’s Justin Carey, Douglass’ Elwood Townsend, Glenelg’s Butch Schaffer, Kenwood’s Andrew Goldbeck; Archbishop Curley’s Sean Murphy; North Carroll’s Matt Martello and St. Paul’s Paul Bernstorf – in the running for Ravens’ Coach of the Year. The winner will be announced at the Ravens-Vikings game at M&T Bank Stadium on Dec. 8.


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The Ravens donate $2,000 to the athletic department of each weekly winner who also receives a Coach of the Week hat and a certificate signed by Ravens coach John Harbaugh.