By Devin Bartolotta

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As the Ravens Flock gets pumped for a Sunday playoff game at home, the Playoff Caravan makes its way around the Baltimore region.

Hollifield Station Elementary in Ellicott City came down with a case of purple fever.

“We were told yesterday, and we’re so excited to welcome the Ravens to Hollifield Station,” said Hollifield Teacher, Suzanne Brinkley.

The Ravens’ Playoff Caravan stopped by Thursday morning and brought with them, the Marching Ravens Pep Band, Cheerleaders, and Poe.

Even Ravens’ Alumna Todd Heap and Dennis Pitta made an appearance.

“Actually I’m really happy for them,” said Tyson, a fifth-grader. “I’m a Sants fan personally but I’m happy for them to see the Ravens push through this season.”

The Flock stopped by two other packed school gymnasiums too.

“It was cool,” said fifth-grader, Bridget. “It was fun that they came and like, all the cheerleaders and stuff.”

The anticipation is ramping up for Sunday’s first playoff game and the youngest fans are all ready for a Ravens win.

Even more diehard fans rolled into White Marsh Mall on Thursday for a Flock Party.

“The whole city gets behind them, it’s just good vibes all around. I mean, I just love the atmosphere,” said Daniel Pearre, a Ravens fan.

Complete with the Marching Ravens Pep Band and Todd Heap and Dennis Pitta, a pair of former birds that had fans lining up at the mall’s opening.

“She’s a Todd Heap fan from years ago, when he first came,” said Michelle Roberts, Ravens fan.

With games, food and photos with real-life Ravens, fans and former players could not be more excited for the playoffs.

“I’m not sure there’s a hotter team in football right now than this Ravens team. And you want that kind of momentum going into the postseason. So it’s exciting to watch,” Pitta said.

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Devin Bartolotta


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