Rain forecasted held off during the contest, despite rain for days and Hurricane Juoquin’soft-steady downpour that helped flood much of the region and most of Charleston, S.C. over the weekend. However it didn’t stop this rivalry game from playing on Friday night.
Rico is a 3-year letterman on the varsity football team and the varsity basketball team. He has been an all-conference selection in both sports and was a MAC conference offensive player of the year in 2014. Rico plans to continue his education in college as well as his football career, he is currently undecided.
Jesse is a member of the YMCA’s Leaders club, and has recorded over 100 hours in the past year. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is top 20 in his class. Jesse has completed two internships at the prestigious Mission Hospital and plans on attending medical school one day.
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.
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.