As you are aware, we both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent, and talent from the Clarksville metropolitan area, as part of our coverage area largely because we are principally based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville and Clarksville comprise one metropolitan area in spite of one city being in Kentucky and the second laying just across the Tennessee state line.
Well, we are proud to have partnered with the law firm of Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys to feature a weekly article promoting a Clarksville-Montgomery County area prep football player. Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys is a full service law firm covering all areas within the realm of general practice from domestic to criminal defense, contracts to malpractice,Will & Estates to civil and criminal matters in General Sessions.
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A person who is spoiled, conceited, and characterized by a pompous air of decadence, intellectualism, and moral superiority is generally and derisively referenced as a Little Lord Fauntleroy. The reference of one’s being a Little Lord Fauntleroy dates back to an 1886 novel, of the same name, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, turned into a movie in 1936.
The image brought to mind by one’s being so referenced is actually inappropriate and untrue to the spirit of the character created in the Burnett novel. In the novel, Burnett depicted a young man (Cedric Errol) whom lived on a shabby side street in New York City with his mother in genteel poverty after the death of his father, Captain Cedric Errol. “Little” Cedric comes to learn, upon certain demises, that he had inherited the title and estates which were part and parcel to the earldom of Fauntleroy in England. Any person who has roman numerals following his surname is often misconstrued as someone hailing from great wealth, advantage, and soft circumstances.
If one were to conclude, just owing to his being named Calvin Gray, IV, and attending a prestigious college preparatory, private school, that Calvin Gray was some sort of spoiled, conceited, or pompous individual, they would be just as in error about him as people today are about the real character, Cedric Errol, literature’s actual Little Lord Fauntleroy. The first indication of one’s error in judgement begins with the position where Calvin Gray, IV was aligned while playing for Clarksville Academy’s football team.
Calvin, a 6-1, 225 pound offensive lineman more known for his exploits anchoring the defense at linebacker, is a Class of 2019 prospect who led his team in tackles in 2018 and was considered one of the very elite defenders in the Western part of Tennessee’s Division II-A. Calvin has ideal size for a MLB, where he was mostly deployed, and arrives at either a defender he is charged to block (OL), or ball carriers (MLB) in the same foul disposition with the same angry intentions.
Calvin Gray, IV, whose father was a fantastic player at Clarksville High School before a career which would see him retire from the US Army, after 22 years in, with the non-commissioned rank of First-Sergeant, is every bit as tough, hard-nosed, and accomplished in football as any other Calvin Gray. With his work ethic and toughness, again a Gray-family trademark, this Calvin is sure to meet with the same level of success as the rest of the family.
We are very proud to award to Class of 2019, OL-LB, Calvin Gray, IV, this week’s distinction as the Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week. KPGFootball continues to look forward to our partnership with Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys as we both continue to publicize and promote all of the fine young football players in and around Clarksville, Tennessee. Congratulations to Calvin Gray IV for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Player of the Week!
This is Fletcher Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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