Scholar Athlete of the Week: Clayton Lewis, Owensboro Catholic

Another Ace bringing home the honors for Owensboro Catholic

Posted: Nov 30, 2020 5:44 PM

A three sport athlete who made the transition from quarterback to lineman, Clayton Lewis has always had a team first mentality at Owensboro Catholic.

"He's a great character kid who is willing to take on that change just for the better of the team and then he obviously has the brains and is the leader of our offensive line," said Owensboro Catholic Head Football Coach Jason Morris. "There's a lot of times where he's telling guys what to do and he's just a joy to coach."

"I'll do anything to help my team and get some playing time," said Lewis. "So I switched, I love it and I'm glad I did it."

"The senior doesn't just go to work on the gridiron, Lewis hits the books just as hard. A perfect 4.0 gpa has him ranked second in his class.

"I got my work ethic from my dad," said Lewis. "He's always taught me you've got to work hard in everything you do and he's shown that through with what he does for work and he's always working hard and he says you've got to do the best you can."

"He always does assignments and actually goes above and beyond what he's asked to do," said Owensboro Catholic psychology teacher Ben Hardesty. "Always prepared. When other kids are like 'Oh, we have a test today?' Clay knows, and he's on it and then he does well on those tests. I couldn't be more proud of a kid like him."

And when he's not setting the tone for the offensive or defensive lines, Lewis is active in his Aces community. The class president involved in 9 different clubs and activities.

Both my parents professions help serve others in the community, so I just come from a family of being very humble and serving other and giving back," said Lewis.

Clayton is going to be a successful kid in life," said Morris. "He's successful in everything he's done in high school. He's been a kid that I can go to as a leader and I know that he's going to do things the right way."

"Nothing that he's done or has accomplished shocks me and I know that he'll accomplish even greater things beyond the high school level," said Hardesty.

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