Lyons High School varsity football player, Carl Clark, plays the position of defensive back, which requires quick reflexes and even quicker decisions. But this senior also enjoys slowing things down when he is outdoors hunting.
“I started hunting in the sixth grade,” said Clark. “I prefer hunting over fishing for the fact that it takes more time and dedication, and it makes me feel more accomplished when I finally fill my tag.”
Like most hunters, Clark has a favorite spot to hunt and fish.
“My favorite place to hunt is on one of my mom’s friends land and my favorite place to fish is my pond in my back yard. I was introduced to hunting by my uncles who hunt,” said Clark.
Football is not the only sport Clark plays. The three-sport athlete is involved in basketball and track and field as well. Last year he was named the Athlete of the Year at Lyons High School and he excels in the classroom. Clark has big plans once his days at Lyons High School come to an end.
“I plan to go to college to get a master’s in aviation with the hope to be a fighter pilot in the Air Force after college,” said Clark.