Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown

The Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Sun are teaming up for the fifth consecutive season of Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown games. This year’s contest includes more schools, giveaways, Ravens players and game-day entertainment than ever before.

To determine this year’s Showdown hosts, we’ve placed 80 Maryland high schools into five brackets based on geography. If your school gets more votes than the school it’s matched up against, it moves on to the next round. The last school standing in each bracket will be awarded an opportunity to host a Showdown this fall.

Congratulations to the schools moving on to the third round! Voting resumes 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Red Bracket



Francis Scott Key


Purple Bracket



Reginald F. Lewis

Archbishop Curley

Black Bracket


Owings Mills

Manchester Valley

St. Paul’s

White Bracket


North Harford

Havre de Grace


Gold Bracket

Queen Anne’s County



Glen Burnie

How to vote:

  • Find the @SunVarsity tweet mentioning your school and follow the tweet’s instructions.
  • Not on Twitter? When voting is open, vote via the ballot on this page.

When to vote:

Semifinals - 4 schools per bracket

  • Tuesday, Aug. 27 - Voting Opens at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 30 - Voting Closes at 5 p.m.

Finals - 2 schools per bracket

  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 - Voting Opens at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 6 - Voting Closes at 5 p.m.

Winners/Host - 1 school per bracket

  • Monday, Sept. 9 - The Ravens will announce the dates for all five 2019 High School Football Showdown games.

Participation in Ravens RISE voting is subject to the Ravens’ privacy policy and the official rules.