Natural leader

McLean embodies Palisade's toughness on and off the field

Palisade quarterback Luke McLean is the guy coach John Arledge ‘wanted’ to lead his team, despite the fact McLean is built more like a fullback than a quarterback. McLean’s toughness, honed during his work at his family’s farm, is a main reason Arledge wants him on the field.



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Palisade quarterback Luke McLean is the guy coach John Arledge ‘wanted’ to lead his team, despite the fact McLean is built more like a fullback than a quarterback. McLean’s toughness, honed during his work at his family’s farm, is a main reason Arledge wants him on the field.

The McLean Farms fruit stand on Elberta Avenue closed for the season in late August. “We open when the first peach gets ripe,” says a lady in the warehouse, wiping a towel over…




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