Coleton Smith: The Players Champ

After a nail-biting victory over the rival Daphne Trojans, many players were inspired by the effort and heart of a player who never stepped foot on the field. Coleton “Smitty” Smith is a junior receiver for the Pirates. He is praised for his positive attitude and laborious work ethic. “Smitty is the light of our team and pushes me to do the best I can every day. He is one of the best teammates we have; he always gives 110%,” says senior lineman Oscar Sandefur. Oscar is not alone in this feeling, Smitty is a fan favorite among students and players alike. You can usually see him leading our alma mater chant or cheering on the rest of his teammates. Coleton responded to this praise in an interview after the game. He expressed his love for the grueling challenge and fraternal nature of the sport. Hopefully, we can all learn a lesson from Smitty’s unequivocal passion for the ones around him.