Name: Alex Smith
School: Keystone Oaks
Background: Smith completed 21 of 27 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns to lead Keystone Oaks to its third straight win, 61-23, at South Allegheny last Friday. Smith, a first-year starter, has quickly developed into one of the WPIAL's top passers, having completed 81 of 117 passes for 1,262 yards and 11 touchdowns. Over the past three games, he's thrown for 312, 327 and 346 yards and totaled nine touchdowns. Smith has also rushed for four touchdowns. Keystone Oaks coach Greg Perry, who spent two decades on the staff at Seton-LaSalle, said that Smith's emergence is similar to the breakout seasons put forth by Rebels greats Bruce Gradkowski, Bill Stull and Anthony Doria.