Central High School’s Hunter Smith is an 18-year-old senior who excels in football. During a recent game against Clearfield, he ran for 191 yards and four touchdowns, caught three passes for 27 yards, and scored another touchdown. Additionally, he led the team with 11 tackles, punted twice, and converted five extra-point kicks. His impressive performance helped the Dragons win in double overtime.
Smith has rushed for a total of 977 yards and 23 touchdowns while also making 100 tackles for the 12-0 Dragons. Coach Dave Baker praised his performance by stating that he did everything right at critical moments. In his free time, Smith enjoys playing sports and lifting weights. His favorite professional team is the Steelers, and he hopes to attend college to earn a degree in the future.
Despite starting out playing flag football, Smith has big aspirations for his future in football. He cites his family as the most influential people in his athletic career and looks up to pro athlete Neil Walker as an inspiration. One of his proudest achievements was winning a state baseball championship earlier this year.
Smith’s favorite teacher is Mr. Logan, who teaches him statistics – one of his favorite subjects. In fact, statistics are an essential part of Smith’s approach to football as he uses data to analyze game situations and make strategic decisions on the field.
Overall, Hunter Smith is a versatile athlete with a passion for sports and fitness. He has achieved great successes on both the football field and in other sports such as baseball. With such talent and dedication towards sports it is clear that Hunter will have a bright future ahead of him.
The Dragons will be facing off against Hickory in the PIAA quarterfinals on Friday afternoon, where they hope to continue their winning streak and advance further into playoff season.