Severna Park’s Will Bell was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week on Thursday after leading the Falcons to their first victory in a decade over Anne Arundel County powerhouse Old Mill last week.
The 28-21 win at Old Mill improved the Falcons’ record to 2-2, doubling their win total from last season when they finished 1-9. They had not beaten the Patriots during the regular season since 2016.
The Falcons trailed by a touchdown after three quarters, but quarterback Jordan Hallet hit receiver Garrett Edwards with two touchdown passes to pull off the upset. Hallet finished with 219 yards passing and all four touchdowns. Edwards had three catches for 137 yards.
“On offense, we’re starting to get in a groove,” Bell said in a statement. “We challenged the players to put four quarters together, because we have had good moments at times this season, but we had not put a full game together yet. Last week we did it, and the results followed.”
Bell, who played on county and regional championship teams at Bel Air, is in his fourth season as the Falcons’ head coach. He previously worked as an assistant coach at Meade.
The Falcons, aiming for their first winning season since 2011, travel to South River for their next game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Each week during the regular season, the Ravens honor one high school football coach who receives a $2,000 donation to his school’s football program and an award from Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
Bell will join previous weekly winners Kenwood’s Derrick Krumholtz, Calvert Hall’s Donald Davis and Long Reach’s Jamie Willis at the Ravens-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game at M&T Bank Stadium on Dec. 16, where one will be named the Ravens High School Coach of the Year.