Smith-Cotton High School senior Jamar Clark has accepted a scholarship to compete on the Esports team at Central Methodist University in Fayette.

Clark, the son of Julie Deal and Micah Clark, played on S-C’s varsity Overwatch team for two years. He also was a member of Team SCREAM, Smith-Cotton’s competitive robotics team.

S-C Esports Head Coach Michael Stehwien and Assistant Coach Justin Furnell praised Clark’s positive attitude and leadership.

“Jamar has always been an enthusiastic member of the team,” Stehwien said. “I appreciate his willingness to propose different ideas and to think outside the box. I think that this ability and matching thought process will benefit him and his team in an Esports career."

CMU Esports Head Coach Darren Jones said Clark will bring leadership and maturity to the team, and that his friendship with fellow S-C senior Skylar Ray, who also signed on with the Eagles, is another positive.

“It’s going to be a really easy transition when they get to college because we won’t have to take time to build that chemistry,” Jones said. “I think they are going to be great additions to the team off the rip in their freshman year."

Jones also praised the S-C Esports program and how it is building up students to compete at the next level.

“We can’t be thankful enough that Smith-Cotton has an Esports program … and makes it an easy transition to get kids from the area into a school that is less than an hour away so they can stay close to family and get to compete for a collegiate Esports team,” he said.

In the  photo: Smith-Cotton High School senior Jamar Clark has accepted a scholarship to compete on the Esports team at Central Methodist University in Fayette. Seated with him are his parents, Micah Clark and Julie Deal; back, from left, Smith-Cotton Assistant Principal Joe Doyle, S-C Esports Head Coach Michael Stehwien, grandmother Sharon Clark, sister Jacelynn Clark, brother Micah Clark, CMU Esports Head Coach Darren Jones, and S-C Esports Assistant Coach Justin Furnell.