Brad Smith had an emotional message for his teammates following his final game as a member of the Clyde High School football team Friday.
"I love you guys and wouldn't have been able to do what I've done without you. I love you," the 5-9, 193-pound running back extraordinaire said following the Fliers' 74-6 win over Port Clinton in the season finale.
And what an exclamation mark Smith made.
All he did was power his way to a school record (one of 11 he holds) 403 yards rushing on 21 carries with four touchdowns.
Smith, who missed the first two and a half games with an injury, had 269 yards on 11 rushes in the first half alone, and three of his scores.
He literally punished Port Clinton's would-be tacklers time and again and simply shed off tackle after tackle on several of his runs.
Port Clinton took the opening kickoff and drove from its own 30 to the Clyde 26 in a 10-play series before a fourth-down pass in the end zone was over the head of the intended receiver.
For more information on this game and others, see Saturday's Sandusky Register.