Clark wins Iron Man award

Published 5:02 pm Saturday, September 1, 2012

King’s Fork High School senior Charles Clark has been named the U.S. Army Beckley Recruiting Battalion’s Army Iron Man of the Week for Virginia.

Clark rushed for 148 yards with three touchdowns on 28 carries, while recording eight tackles and breaking up two passes in helping King’s Fork to a 21-14 win over Booker T. Washington on Aug. 24.

As a weekly winner, Clark is a finalist for the fifth annual Army Iron Man of the Year for Virginia.

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Clark has committed to playing college football next year in the ACC for Virginia Tech.

“In my eyes, Charles Clark is the best player I’ve ever played with, and he was great tonight,” Bulldog junior quarterback Uriah Adams said following last week’s win. Adams complemented Clark on the night, with 62 yards rushing on 25 carries.

Playing and excelling on offense and defense, the Army Iron Man must demonstrate physical and emotional strength, as well as strength of character.

“The Sports Flash” Radio Network will accept nominations each week from high school football coaches, athletic directors, media members and high school football fans.

Each week, high school football fans from throughout the battalion’s recruiting territory will have the opportunity to vote for the winner of the Army Iron Man of the Week. At the end of the regular season, fans will vote for the Army Iron Man of the Year from among the weekly winners.

Throughout the campaign, fans can visit to vote for the weekly winner, sign up for weekly “Iron Man” updates, download the audio feature and more.

“The Sports Flash” (TSF) Radio Network delivers customized, local sports reports for 179 radio stations in 13 different states. TSF Radio Network coordinates the Army Iron Man Award campaign.

For questions about the U.S. Army Iron Man Award, contact TSF Radio Network’s Mike Sinnott at 517-927-4570 or the U.S. Army’s Jerry Patton at 304-252-0422.