NFL Preseason

Five things you learn when you're asked to play at halftime of a Ravens preseason game

Five things you learn when you're asked to play at halftime of a Ravens preseason game

1. The grown-ups have to be in on the surprise.

When cameras showed up for the Sykesville Raiders and Arbutus Golden Eagles’ Carroll County Youth Football and Cheer League game Saturday afteroon, the kids didn’t know what what was going on. They didn’t know what their parents and coaches did: that soon, they’d be whisked away from their Arbutus field and to downtown Baltimore. They were told that all the filming was for some Ravens-related community event, told not to worry, that it might be used later.

“They really didn't give it a second thought,” said Dave Ferguson, president of the Sykesville Raiders and co-coach with Vince Damico of the under-10 team being paid so much...

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