Karr's Aldon Clark Earns Amateur Athlete of the Month Honor for September park
Aldon Clark, the star quarterback for Edna Karr High School, has been selected as the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Month for September. Monthly award-winners are chosen in voting by the Greater New Orleans Sports Award Selection Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Clark, who also earned the monthly honor last December, has led Edna Karr to an outstanding 4-0 start to the season as well as the No. 1 ranking in New Orleans. His first three games all featured revenge victories against teams that defeated Karr last year while the fourth game of the season was a District 9-4A blowout. Clark's best performance of the season thus far came in a 55-46 victory over Brother Martin on Sept. 15. The Crusaders entered the game as the No. 2-ranked team in New Orleans, but Clark finished the game completing 17-of-21 passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns. In the second half, the senior was a perfect 7-for-7 for 195 yards and three scores. Clark also scored four touchdowns, including a 91-yard pass play, in a 35-28 win over St. Paul's on Sept. 2, while collecting 206 yards and three TD passes in a 42-34 victory over Landry-Walker on Sept. 9. In the district opener, a 56-0 win over Riverdale, Clark was removed midway through the second quarter after leading the Cougars to a big lead; he finished 5-of-6 for 121 yards and three scores. Clark has committed to play at Arkansas State next year.
Also nominated for the September honor were Ponchatoula football star Jakyle Holmes, Country Day volleyball standout Jenna Ibieta and Tyler Sanderson, Pope John Paul II's star volleyballer. Holmes guided the Green Wave to a 5-0 September, rushing for 825 yards and 12 touchdowns while throwing for another 416 yards. Ibieta had an outstanding month for the Cajuns and was recognized with weekly honors by the Times-Picayune. Sanderson has led the Jaguars to a national ranking in volleyball after she won MVP honors and the championship at a high-level national tournament in Arizona.
The Greater New Orleans Sports Selection Committee has been selecting an Amateur Athlete of the Month each month since 1957. The athlete must be a native of the greater New Orleans area or must compete for a team in the metropolitan region in order to be eligible. Each of the monthly award winners will be honored in the summer at the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.