Despite loss, Brandon Smith shines

Despite his teams emotional 43-42 loss at Lexington Catholic on Saturday, Boyle County's Brandon Smith proved why he is among the leading candidates for Kentucky's Mr. Football.

Boyle County (KY) quarterback Brandon Smith showed why he is a among the leading candidates for Kentucky's Mr. Football despite his teams emotional 43-42 loss at Lexington Catholic on Saturday night.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound quarterback, who also starts at safety, played nearly every down in the contest and displayed great field awareness and mobility throughout the contest.

Smith finished with 186-yards passing, including one touchdown pass and added 136 rushing yards and another touchdown.

"All I can say about my performance was that it wasn't good enough," a humble Smith said following the game. "I feel like I let the whole team down tonight."

Boyle County has won an amazing five consecutive Class 2A state titles and an even more impressive 73-2 record during that time, so the feeling of a loss wasn't easy to swallow for Boyle County, even if it was just a one-point loss to a Class 3A program.

"We have some work to do," continued Smith. "We'll use this game as a reminder though. We'll think of this game every day we go out to practice."

With one offer from Eastern Kentucky already in hand, Smith will continue to draw interest from numerous programs throughout his senior campaign.

"I'm getting quite a few letters, but now that the season is going I'm putting my attention on the season," Smith said. "I've been invited to a lot of games. I'll probably go to a lot of them.

Boyle County will face Henry Clay, which lost to Paducah Tilghman in its opener, this Friday.

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