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Clark skilled for a young bull playing DE/LB

Talk about your frames…Patrick Carr is 6’5,” weighs 225, and plays TE while punting and kicking for his team. The guy is a multi-sport athlete who plays soccer and basketball in addition to football. Soccer players have great feet and so does Carr. Carr is among the very best in Kentucky at his position groupings with an FBS, Power-5 frame to compliment the athleticism and versatility. Fletcher Long, KPGFootball‘s Director of the Scouting Division 

There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.   

Today we honor a guy many, around the commonwealth, believe to be among the premier TE’s in the ’25 graduating class. In addition to TE, he also place-kicks, punts, and is a soccer player/basketball player in addition to what he does on the football field. This ’25 prospect has shown himself to be one of the more versatile and well-rounded athletes in the Derby City. Today we feature Elijah Clark, ’28, from Louisville, Kentucky’s W.E.B. DuBois Academy.  

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W.E.B. DuBois Academy is located just down the road from two Louisville area Independence Bank branches. The featured branch today is the one located on St. Matthews Square(pictured) on 3901 Shelbyville Road. We also have a branch located on 1900 Colonel Sanders Lane both in Louisville-proper.

St. Matthews Square

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Elijah Clark is a ’28 prospect who knows so much about how to properly play the game right now, at his tender stage of development. Watch him shed this would-be blocker and make this play.

Clark is playing DE and LB for now. Where he deploys in the future will depend heavily on how his frame finishes.

Right now the seventh-grade star clips the height chart at 68-inches (5’8″) and weighs in around 170-pounds. Having this amount of heft as a seventh grade and still moving well enough to play LB says a lot about the kind of athlete he really is.

…[T]he seventh-grade star clips the height chart at 68-inches (5’8″) and weighs in around 170-pounds

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Now Clark attends one of the premier middle schools in Kentucky. W.E.B. DuBois Academy is named for the famous sociologist who attended Fisk before graduating, cum laude, from Harvard College in history.

Clark has even more in common with the man, DuBois, as he is carrying a 3.8 GPA at the academy bearing his name and perpetuating his story. At the end of the day, this is the number most important to the young man’s future.

Congratulations to Elijah Clark for his “Revolutionary Play” over the course of his middle school career to date, and particularly during the previous season. Good luck to him as he comes back to play his 8th-grade season next Fall. 

We maintain his play this past year easily earned this magnificent seventh-grader this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.     

This is HB Lyon, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you THAT WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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