Two Rivers quarterback Dexter Smith was named on Thursday as the player of the week for Week 4 by WisSports.Net following his record-setting performance in the Raiders’ 28-8 win over Campbellsport last Friday.
More than 2,500 total votes were cast, including nearly 1,200 for Smith, who edged out Garrett Blaeske for the honor.
“This feels awesome,” Smith said. “It really doesn’t matter how many individual stats I had if I didn’t have a such a great fan base to vote for me as many times as they did.”
Smith’s accomplishments against the Cougars included breaking single-game school records for passing yards (409), attempts (47), completions (35) and total offense (482) while adding three passing and one rushing touchdowns. Two Rivers also broke the school record for team total offense with 591 yards, eclipsing the previous record of 584 set in 1984.
Raiders coach Kevin Shillcox shared his quarterback’s sentiments about the award reflecting more on the team and community than just Smith himself. Shillcox said he brought up the award during practice this week and said without a complete team effort it wouldn’t have been possible.
“Dexter just had a huge game,” Shillcox said. “I knew it was only a matter of time before he put a performance like this together. He was equally as effective running as he was passing.”
“I just want to do whatever it takes to win,” Smith added. “If that means me handing the ball off to (running back Scott Skornicka) 50 times and him running for 500 yards or me throwing for 400. This award shows Two Rivers is off to a nice streak.”