Hunter Smith is a 18-year-old senior at Central High School and excels in football. In a recent game against Clearfield, he rushed for 191 yards and four touchdowns, caught three passes for 27 yards, and scored another 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 in the PIAA Class 3A playoffs. Overall, Smith has rushed for 977 yards and 23 touchdowns and has made 100 tackles for the undefeated Dragons (12-0).
Coach Dave Baker praised Smith’s performance, stating that he did everything right at critical moments. Smith’s favorite teacher is Mr. Logan, who teaches him statistics as one of his subjects. 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 someday to earn a degree.
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 an exciting life. He admires pro athlete Neil Walker and cites his family as the most influential people in his athletic career. His proudest athletic achievement was winning a state baseball championship before turning his focus to football.
Smith’s next challenge will come on Friday when the Dragons face off against Hickory in the PIAA quarterfinals.