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Perry Honors Classmate and Teammate Killed in Car Crash

Thursday in Perry, a touching tribute in Perry for the family of Zach Clark.

Clark, a 2012 Perry high school graduate and former player was killed in a single car crash back in June.

Our Nick Perreault caught up with the family on one of Zach's favorite places to be the football field for a special ceremony in his honor.

"It is incredible to see that," said Zach Clark's Mother Trisha Clark-Robertson.

Everywhere she looked Trisha Clark-Robertson could see the communities support for her son Zach who was killed in a car accident along 127 just three months ago.

"You see the, black shirts and you see the red shirts and his number, everything it's just an amazing thing, the helmets, it's just a touching thing," Trisha Said

Touching gestures that made a big impression on Logan Winn, a best friend and former team mate who was riding with Clark that day.

@"It's unbelievable, I didn't think the community would come together like this, knowing the whole community was behind us and me in the hospital, really helped a lot," Winn said.

Though his grandparents say they know it will never be the same without number 77.

"It hurts and you realize how much it hurts when it happens to you," said Zach's Grandpa Dale Clark.

But his mom Trisha says staying involved with the Perry community will help.

"It's kind of eased the pain a little bit and time is helping some, but I think being able to be involved with the community on a continued basis will help," Trisha said.

Holding back tears, Head Coach Rob Porritt says Zach's hard work on the field will never be forgotten.

"Zach Clark was the ultimate Perry Rambler, whatever was best for the team, was the motto he chose to live by," Porritt said.

His number will be retired, each player will wear a shirt with his number and sticker on their helmets.

Before every home game, they will carry a banner with his face and number on it.

"He would be as I and his whole family humbled and honored by all that is being done to remember him," Trisha Clark-Robertson said.

A memory that will always be with them, both on the field and in their hearts.


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