"It started when we were little and now we're becoming grown men, sort of," says Richard. "I know how he likes to play, he knows how I like to play."
"It's pretty cool," says the younger Kobe. "We've been playing together since the third grade, now we've gotten some time on varsity together."
Both have become integral parts of the Colonels' attack.
"They're both valuable because they're both two-way players," says HCHS head coach Tony Lewis. "Richard plays linebacker and running back and quarterback. Kobe plays safety and corner and catches the ball at the wide receiver position."
The boys credit their success to a strong support system at home, both on the field and off, from their father and mother Carol.
"I will call coach in a heartbeat," she says. "I really like the new coach. Coach Boston, I don't know what I'd do without him. I can call him any time and he's on em. Coach Rich, they're on em."
And off the football field? Richard and Kobe are nearly inseparable.
"We do everything together," says Kobe. "We go home and play Madden, the new Madden just came out, so we do everything together, almost."