No. 1 McDonogh's convincing victory over No. 5 Calvert Hall last Friday was enough to earn Eagles coach Dom Damico Ravens High School Coach of the Week honors.
McDonogh's defense was dominant, allowing the Cardinals to gain just 38 yards of total offense. Calvert Hall advanced no deeper into Eagles territory than the 47-yard line.
"Our defense played at a very high level Friday night," Damico said in a statement. "All year long, we've had a great linebacker corps, a secondary that can play man-to-man, and a defensive line that gets after the passer. And our running game has been effective for us, too."
Mylique McGriff led McDonogh in that area, rushing for 193 yards and two scores against the Cardinals.
"Mylique McGriff is a very talented running back," Damico said. "And the offensive line has been doing a great job of working together to create holes for our backs."
Each week of the high school regular season, the Ravens select a Coach of the Week. Winners will be invited to the Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars game on Dec. 14 at M&T Bank Stadium, where the Ravens will name their High School Coach of the Year.
North Harford's Gene Liebel, Havre de Grace's Greg Long, Oakland Mills' Thomas Browne, Eastern Tech's Marc Mesaros and Westminster's Brad Wilson have also been named Coach of the Week this fall.