South Carroll’s Mike Kraus was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week on Thursday after leading the Cavaliers to a comeback win over Carroll County foe Winters Mill on Saturday.
The Cavaliers (3-2) started their final drive with 3:13 left in the game. Quarterback Mason Gavin finished it on a 21-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brett Finzel with 20 seconds left for a 28-26 victory that avenged last year’s loss. It was Gavin’s third touchdown pass of the game.
“We’ve run that two-minute drill multiple times in practice, so we were prepared to use it when the time came on Saturday,” Kraus said in a statement. “Even with no timeouts, there was no panic from our players or coaches, and we were able to overcome that deficit with good execution.”
Under their first-year coach, the Cavaliers have won more games halfway through the regular season than they did all of last season. They’ve beaten two opponents they fell to a year ago.
In their next game, the Cavaliers travel to meet undefeated Liberty on Friday at 7 p.m. Both teams are 1-0 in the Carroll County Athletic League.
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.
Kraus will join Severna Park’s Will Bell, Kenwood’s Derrick Krumholtz, Calvert Hall’s Donald Davis and Long Reach’s Jamie Willis, previous weekly winners, 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.