Tonawanda News


October 10, 2012

Clare is workhorse on NT offensive line


Tonawanda News — That work has spawned a solid rushing attack behind an offensive line that’s goal is to “kick the crap out of the people” lining up across from them. 

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound, Clare likes to punish the defensive end lines up against him, embracing the challenge of creating running room for one of the speedy backs behind him.

“He should be Trench Trophy candidate but the problem is we only have one win,” Truilizio said. “To nominate him and get him that honor is difficult because we’re losing. But he’s definitely one of the best lineman in the area.”

Besides being a dominant blocker Clare is an honor roll student, and even an amateur cartoonist.

“I guess people say I’m artistic,” Clare said. “I’ll just draw pictures of other people, and we just bash on each other, mostly cartoons.”

Clare’s ninth period study hall serves as a comedic cartooning session with his teammates. His cartoons suffice to lighten the mood within the Jacks’ locker room amid a 1-5 start season, but winning games is still the No. 1 priority.

“I’m just going to miss strapping on a helmet and playing,” Clare said. “This has been one of the most important experiences of my life by far.”

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