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Erika Smith was a Place Kicker at Central


September 22, 2022

Hunter Smith is a multi-talented junior football player at Central High School. He is the fullback on offense, middle linebacker on defense and kicker/punter on special teams. In the role of place kicker, he is the second in his family line to fill that specialized position.

He was preceded in booting extra points by, of all people, his aunt, Erika Smith, the sister of Hunter’s father Monte. Erika was the second girl, after baseballer Jone Bush at Martinsburg High School in 1950, to play a boys’ varsity sport in our area. Therein lies a tale.

During the 1994 football season at Central,...

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