Who: New Era Academy (3-2) vs. Green Street Academy (4-1)
When: Friday, 4 p.m.
Where: Babe Ruth Field, Gibbons Commons
Records: Two of the smaller schools in Baltimore City are featured in this week’s showdown at Green Street’s home field on the site of the old Cardinal Gibbons High School. New Era plays in the city’s Division II while Green Street plays an independent schedule in its third season. The two have never met on the gridiron. The Chargers suffered their only loss to Edmondson, 48-28, two weeks ago after trailing by just six at the half. They bounced back with a 30-6 win over Mercersberg Academy (Pa.) last week. New Era has won three straight Division II games by a touchdown each. The Jaguars’ only division loss was to Lewis by a touchdown.
Showdown skinny: Each week of the regular season, fans will vote for an area high school football matchup to be featured by the Ravens and The Baltimore Sun. The selected game each week will receive visits from the Ravens mascot Poe and a few Ravens cheerleaders (subject to availability), and the school’s stadium will be outfitted with Ravens banners and flags. In addition, $1,500 will be donated to each participating school’s athletic department with each team receiving T-shirts to commemorate their experience playing in the Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown. A new poll is posted on baltimoresun.com each Wednesday at 9 a.m. and closes the following Tuesday at 5 p.m. To vote for the Week 7 showdown in Western Maryland, click here.