TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - North Florida Christian's Vic Clark wanted to hold a trophy in his senior season.
"I really wish we could have won a District Championship, but it didn't go that way this year," he reflected. "I know my brothers will get it done next year."
Thanks to Clark paving the way, next year looks pretty good.
We lost in the semifinals in Districts, but next year, when we hang our District Championship, it's on their shoulders we get to rise to hang that banner," said NFC head boys basketball coach Chad Clement pointing to the rafter's in the Eagle's Nest.
"I feel like I left my imprint on the game here," added Clark. "I did everything I could to help my school achieve that Championship. You keep moving on, you strive on for better goals and things like that."
He's left big shoes to fill, finishing his four year varsity career with just under 1200 points, and academically? Clark has a 4.07 GPA and is ranked sixth in his senior class.
"I just stay focused and stay committed to the process," he said of everything he's accomplished. "Just trying to get good grades and be an example to my little brothers and my teammates and stuff, just show them that hard work pays off."
"As we've tried to really build foundation here, you need those pillars that you can build upon," added Clement. "For four years, Vic's been one of those pillars."
They are pillars that have helped mold the Eagles for the future.
"I worked hard every single day to try and achieve that goal," added Clark. "I know I left everything on the court and I tried to do my part to the best of my ability."
He is leaving NFC with his head held high and a pretty good legacy to boot.