Hunter Smith is an 18-year-old senior at Central High School who has excelled in football this season. In a recent game against Clearfield, 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. His 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).
Smith’s coach, Dave Baker, praised his performance by stating that he did everything right at the crucial moments. Smith’s favorite teacher is Mr. Logan, and he enjoys statistics as a subject. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and lifting weights. His favorite movie is “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and he loves chicken and rice as his go-to meal. Smith hopes to attend college in the future and earn a degree while living a great life.
An interesting fact about Smith is that his start in football began with playing flag football. 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. With the Dragons set to face Hickory in the PIAA quarterfinals on Friday, Smith will look to continue leading his team to success on the field while pursuing his dreams off it.