18-year-old Hunter Smith is a senior at Central High School and has excelled in football. In a recent game, he rushed for 191 yards and four touchdowns, caught three passes for 27 yards, and scored a touchdown. He also led the team with 11 tackles, punted twice, and converted five extra-point kicks. This impressive performance helped his team to a double-overtime win over Clearfield in the PIAA Class 3A playoffs.
Overall, Smith has rushed for 977 yards and 23 touchdowns and has 100 tackles for the 12-0 Dragons. His team will be playing against Hickory in the PIAA quarterfinals on Friday.
Coach Dave Baker praised Smith’s performance, stating that he did everything right at the crucial moments. Smith’s favorite teacher is Mr. Logan, and he enjoys statistics as a subject. His favorite movie is “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and he loves chicken and rice as his go-to meal. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and lifting weights. His favorite professional team is the Steelers, and he hopes to attend college and earn a degree in the future.
One interesting fact about Smith is that his start in football began with playing flag football. He has a future goal of attending college and living a great life. He admires pro athlete Neil Walker and cites his family as the most influential people in his athletic career. His proudest athletic achievement is winning a state baseball championship