This statement from Tomcat legend Herb Conley should tell you enough about Don Clere’s impact on Ashland Tomcat football: “Don was my hero.”
Clere, who starred for the Tomcats from 1951-1953, died April 25 in Conyers, Georgia. He was a dynamite running back whose high-stepping, powerful running sent him from Ashland to the University of Kentucky, where a broken leg ended his career.
“I thought he was the greatest football player who ever played in this town,” said Conley, who is certainly in the conversation of greatest Tomcat. “I went and watched him play all the time. He’d run over