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2015 Hall of Fame – Caleb Pressly & David Howerton

October 2, 2015

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Caleb Pressly, AC Reynolds

Caleb played in the Asheville-Ac Reynolds rivalry game his sophomore, junior and senior years.  As captain of the 2010 squad Caleb led the Rockets to a victory over the Cougars 41-13, and MAC Conference Championship.  Caleb received the MVP with the Great American Rivalry Series in the past.  He led the Rockets to 2 conference championships in 2009 and 2010 as well as a NC 4A State Championship in 2009.  Caleb went on to University of North Carolina where he played football and graduated this past May.  Caleb currently works with Ben Councell another former Rocket great for Barstool Sports covering college football game throughout the South.

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David Howerton, Asheville High

David was the backup QB in his Junior season but entered the Asheville-Reynolds game in 2011 late in the 2nd Quarter with Asheville trailing 29-0. He orchestrated a late first half drive resulting in touchdown just before halftime. The momentum carried over into the 2nd half with Asheville behind the arm of David, leading Asheville to a 35-29 victory, setting a school record for the biggest comeback victory in school history. In 2012, David’s senior season at home this time, a game that saw lead changes with Reynolds taking a lead late in the 4th quarter. Howerton completed a 70 yard TD Pass to Danquires Green with 18 seconds to go in the game to give the cougars and Howerton two consecutive dramatic come from behind victories against the rival Rockets. David is currently a backup QB at Wofford in Spartanburg, SC and plays on the Terrior special teams.

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