The Ravens' inability to draft and develop an elite wide receiver is one of the few blemishes on general manager Ozzie Newsome's resume. But last year's NFL rookie class is changing the perception of drafting a receiver.
Few high school football games are so meaningful this early in the season, but No. 4 Old Mill's 30-20 win at No. 3 Meade Friday night gives the Patriots a considerable edge on their top county competition.
Old Mill just couldn't find a way to stop Meade quarterback Marcus Smith in Friday's Class 4A East Region final. Smith's running sparked the visiting Mustangs on offense throughout the night, especially on the team's final drive, when he gave No. 7 Meade a 28-21 victory over No. 6 Old Mill.
As if a fourth preseason game that featured few Ravens starters could get any less compelling, any intrigue for this one was sent to the locker room midway through the first quarter when rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor injured his shoulder.