Christian Rivers-Glover finished his senior season with high marks as the West Carter Comets quarterback and as a West Carter Comets track athlete.
Rivers-Glover started his senior season leading the Comets’ football team to another winning season, 6-5.
After totaling 1,122 passing yards as the Comets’ quarterback his junior year, Rivers-Glover added another 1,076 passing yard for a total of 2,198 career passing yards.
“I was really proud of my accomplishments and the team’s accomplishments this season. We had a really good coaching staff and we put in a lot of hard work before and during the season,” said Rivers-Glover.
He assisted the Comets in defeating their rivals at East Carter for a fourth straight season. As a sophomore, he rushed 49 yards for one touchdown in the Comets’ 50-0 victory over their East Carter rivals. Taking over as the Comets’ quarterback his junior year, he threw 106 yards, threw one touchdown pass and rushed a 122 yard to defeat the Raiders, 38-20. During his final year as a Comet, he threw 108 yards and rushed 48 yards to defeat the Raiders, 21-7.
Rivers-Glover wore many hats his senior season. He was the Comets’ primary quarterback for most of the season, but due to some injuries and hot weather, his versatility had the chance to shine through. His outstanding efforts during the Comets 35-14 win over Nicholas County proved just how valuable he was to the Comets’ offense.
“Everybody was doing exactly what they were supposed to be doing. The line was blocking great. Everyone was just having a phenomenal game. It wasn’t just me. I was just doing my job at the time and everyone else was doing their job as well,” recalled Rivers-Glover.
He threw 171 yards, rush 92 yards and gained 107 receiving. He scored three touchdowns and completed two touchdown passes.
“Those are stats you only find in video games,” said West Carter Coach Daniel Barker. “But without Christian’s versatility on the field last season, I don’t think our offense would have been as successful as it was.”
Rivers-Glover was a leader on and off the field for the Comets football program. His hard work and dedication to the program set an example for last season’s predominantly young team.
“We had the best of both worlds. Christian could be very vocal, but he was also the hardest worker on the team. When you have a quarterback willing to work that hard, it is hard for the rest of the team to not put in the work,” said Barker.
Rivers-Glover set a high standard for next year’s program and hopes to see the Comets continue to build on last year’s success.
He finished his senior year as a member of the Comets track team. It was his sixth season competing with the varsity track team having started his seventh grade year.
He finished strong competing for his second season at the state track meet. He finished 13th in the triple jump as a junior. Overcoming patella tendonitis in his jumping knee his junior season, he qualified in both the 100 meter dash and the long jump for his second state appearance.
He finished third in the long jump with a jump of 20-02.5 and 18th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.67. He has a personal best of 11.49 in the 100 meter dash and a best of 20-04.25 in the long jump.
After graduation, Rivers-Glover decided to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and two of his brothers. He has committed to United States Army and will begin his training next week. He will be carrying the lessons he has learned as a West Carter Comet to better serve his country.