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Spalding football’s Kyle Schmitt named Ravens Coach of the Week after winning first MIAA A Conference title

After leading Archbishop Spalding football to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship on Friday, coach Kyle Schmitt has been named Ravens High School Coach of the Week.

Schmitt is the 10th and final 2022 recipient of the award, now in its 26th year.

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On Friday, Schmitt’s Cavaliers beat Calvert Hall, 34-10, to win the program’s first MIAA A Conference title.

Spalding coach Kyle Schmitt gets a hug from his teary-eyed son, Kasey Schmitt, 11, after Spalding beat Calvert Hall, 34-10, to win the MIAA A Conference championship game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Friday.

Spalding grabbed the early lead on a 23-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Malik Washington to senior wide receiver Max Moss and led 14-3 at halftime. The Cavaliers extended their advantage to 27-10 in the fourth quarter, when Washington again connected with Moss from 33 yards out for the game’s final score.

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”We had a really good group of kids this year who came together after some disappointment in the playoffs last season,” Schmitt said in a news release. “This group of kids showed a lot of resolve, and last Friday was the exclamation point on a really good season.”

Schmitt has coached Spalding for 10 years since coming over from Atholton. He previously earned Ravens Coach of the Week honors with the Raiders.

”Spalding is a place you come to and don’t ever want to leave because of the people who are here,” Schmitt said. “From the previous administration of president Kathy Mahar and athletic director Jeff Parsons to the current leaders with president Brian Kohler and athletic director Jon Mellinger, it’s a special place. And I have been fortunate to come to a program with a great foundation that was built by former head coach, Mike Whittles.”


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