Mon, 10/21/2019 - 9:37am

Asheville School Week Arrives

Asheville School Week began in earnest Monday morning at Christ School.

The boys wore as much green as possible on "Green Day" and inspected one another’s wardrobes for any hint of the forbidden color – blue. Before classes ever started, the Class of 2020 had deftly pulled off its first prank in Wetmore Hall. 

Many Greenies will agree that Asheville School Week is the most wonderful time of the year.  

Christ School and Asheville School have played one another in football since 1911, traditionally on the final Saturday of October. The Fayssoux-Arbogast Trophy – named for longtime athletic directors and coaches at the schools – was introduced into the Southeast's oldest rivalry in 1971. The Greenies have won “The Game” a school-record seven consecutive times (including a 48-0 victory last year).

As in the past, there will be plenty in store for the boys in the days leading up to kickoff, including the traditional bonfire, a Casino Night Gala, the student-faculty basketball game, Enrichment Day, and other special events unique to Asheville School Week. Digital Media Specialist Ross Weathersbee ’10 documented Asheville School Week in 2018 for this accompanying video.

October 24-26 is Family & Homecoming Weekend at Christ School. A complete schedule can be viewed here. Saturday’s football game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Asheville School and will be live-streamed at this link