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Athlete of the Week: Boyle County's Reese Smith

The Fox 56 High School Sports Extra Athlete of the Week presented by CTE.

Boyle County's Reese Smith is the Fox 56 High School Sports Extra Athlete of the Week presented by CTE, the College for Technical Education. Smith was a difference maker in the Rebels' 40-21 win over Corbin to claim the Class 3A state championship last Friday, Dec. 1.

On Boyle County's first possession, Reed Lanter found Smith for a 38-yard touchdown pass to put the Rebels on the board first. About a minute-and-a-half later, Smith picked off a Redhounds' pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown to stake his team to a 14-0 lead.

With 3:17 remaining in the second quarter, after Corbin had cut Boyle's lead to 21-14, Lanter connected with Smith again on a 34-yard TD strike to give the Rebels a 27-14 lead.

After Corbin blocked a Boyle County punt and recovered it at the Rebels' 17-yard line with 1:02 left in the first half, Smith snagged his second interception to deny the Redhounds points and secure a two-touchdown lead heading into halftime.

On the opening possession of the second half, Smith hauled in another TD pass from Lanter from 5 yards out for a commanding 33-14 lead.

Smith finished the game with 5 catches for 120 yards and three touchdowns to go with his two interceptions, including the 40-yard pick six.

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