North Harford football coach Gene Liebel named Ravens Coach of the Week

October 08, 2014|By Alexander Pyles | The Baltimore Sun

North Harford football coach Gene Liebel was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week on Wednesday.

Liebel, in his first year as head coach, earned the award after his Hawks came back to defeat Havre de Grace, 15-14, last Friday.

Down 14-0 in the second half, North Harford quarterback Braden Stinar threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Chandler Schmidt and a 16-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Keating to bring the Hawks within one point of the Warriors.

Rather than play for the tie, Liebel decided to go for the 2-point conversion. Stinar then hit Schmidt for the winning score.

“We always go for two in that situation,” Liebel said in a statement. “We had a similar opportunity to go for the win earlier in the season against Perry Hall. I called the wrong play though, and we missed it. When we had the chance to do it again in this past game, I called the play I should have called against Perry Hall. The kids executed the call perfectly, and it worked out for us.”

Warriors coach Greg Long was the previous Ravens High School Coach of the Week.

Each week of the high school regular season, the Ravens select a Coach of the Week. Winners will be invited to the Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars game on Dec. 14 at M&T Bank Stadium, where the Ravens will name their High School Coach of the Year.

Oakland Mills' Thomas Browne, Eastern Tech's Marc Mesaros and Westminster's Brad Wilson have also been named Coach of the Week this fall.

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