Veteran Central High School football coach Dave Baker has an appreciation for great defense.
Having coached since the 1960s, Baker has seen a lot of good players. And he puts Scarlet Dragon senior middle linebacker Hunter Smith among the very best.
“I’m not going to say one guy is better than another,” Baker said, “but he would be on that level. He was up within the highest level.”
The state’s scholastic football writers noticed as well. Smith recently returned to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State High School Football Team for the second straight year after...