ASHEVILLE, N.C. (December 2, 2011) Out of the 160 student athletes nominated by their respective coaches, Asheville School seniors Malik Risher (Brooklyn, NY) and Anthony Cammarata (Asheville, NC) were two of the 33 football players selected from North Carolina to play in the Oasis Shriners All-Star Classic at Charlotte Country Day School on November 25. They played against the South Carolina All Stars and lost 25-24.
Risher received the MVP trophy for the North Carolina team. He had 164 yard rushing and three touchdowns.
“Malik would have been the game MVP if they’d have won, but we lost by one point,” said Asheville School’s head football coach Roger Harris. “Anthony played every snap on offense. I was proud of our guys.”
When asked about the highlight of the game, both students commended their Asheville School teammate for his accomplishments.
“The highlight of the game was when I scored my touchdowns,” said Risher. “ All three of them were to Anthony’s side, so he was doing a great job blocking.”
“My highlight of the game was watching Malik diving into the corner of the end zone,” said Cammarata.
Risher and Cammarata played on a team with members from Asheville School’s rival team: Christ School. They said there were no hard feelings and they cheered for each other during the game. Cammarata said they even traded stickers from their helmets with the players from Christ School.
A nationally acclaimed co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school, Asheville School enrolls approximately 275 students from across the country and overseas. Recent graduates are attending Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Caltech, UCLA, UNC-Chapel Hill, Davidson, NC State, University of Virginia, Emory, Duke, and Wake Forest, among others.