Carencro's Fab Five aiming for state title

Carencro is getting mentioned as a frontrunner for the 2011 Class 5A state championship and the Bears are led by a nucleus of five soon-to-be seniors, one of which is DE/LB Adam Clark.

Carencro may have been eliminated in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs last year (by Brother Martin), but the Bears -- a junior-laden team in 2010 -- are poised for bigger and better things this fall.

"We have a Fab Five with (running back) Alex Johnson, (quarterback) Jalen Nixon, (defensive tackle) Jacoby Briscoe, (offensive lineman) Jordan Walker, and me," said Adam Clark. "Alex is the type of teammate you can trust. He works hard and helps me set the tempo.

"Jalen mostly goes with the flow. If he sees us pushing the rest of the team, he'll push them too. Jacoby and Jordan use their size to scare people, and they also work hard."

Clark, a 6-foot-2.5 inch, 215-pound defensive end/outside linebacker hybrid, is receiving early interest from Tulsa, Southeastern Louisiana, UL, McNeese State, and Nicholls State.

"The five of us would like to play for the same college, but the same colleges aren't recruiting each of us," said Clark. "I would like to hear from Miami, LSU, Ole Miss, and Texas. I'm going to summer camps at LSU, UL, and maybe Ole Miss.

"I'm a good pass rusher, and I read and react well to the offensive line. I run a 4.8 in the 40-yard dash."

Clark didn't recall the exact number of stops he recorded in 2010, but he is the leading returning tackler for the Bears.

What are the the keys for Carencro to have a successful 2011 season?

"Everybody has to believe," said Clark. "We do need to get stronger, because we got pushed around against Brother Martin (which featured one of the best offensive lines in the state).

"Our key games are Acadiana and East St. John. Also, we have a non-district game against (Class 2A power) Calvary Baptist."

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