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Ben Smith poses with his biggest fan, mom Deb.

He’s bona fide.

Coupeville grad Ben Smith is officially a part of the all-time football record books at Eureka College after recording his first tackle Saturday.

The former Wolf, who plays on special teams for the Red Devils, took down the return man on a kickoff during a 27-13 road win over Concordia Chicago.

With the victory, Eureka, the alma mater of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, gets to 2-1 in league play, 2-3 overall.

Smith, a sophomore linebacker, is in his first season at the Illinois school.

A former First-Team All-Conference pick while playing for Coupeville High School, he is majoring in criminal justice.

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Coupeville grad Ben Smith is playing college football in Illinois. (Photos courtesy Deb Smith)

He’s traveled across the country in pursuit of his athletic dreams.

Coupeville High School grad Ben Smith is currently suiting up for the Eureka College football team in Illinois.

The NCAA D-III school is best known for a former football player named Ronald Reagan, who graduated in 1932 before going on to be a movie star, the Governor of California, and the 40th President of the United States.

The current Red Devils gridiron squad is 1-0 in conference play and 1-2 overall after whacking visiting Rockford 31-14 Saturday.

Smith, who was a First-Team All-Conference running back during his time at Coupeville, is listed at linebacker.

A college sophomore, he’s played on special teams in all three of his games, wearing #36 while chasing after kick returners.

Smith, whose older brother Jacob was a top track and field star at CHS, is studying criminal justice at Eureka when not playing football.

Reppin’ the Red Devils.

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CHS senior gridiron star Alex Jimenez earned the Coaches Award. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Sage Downes was one of 20 Wolf football players to letter this season.

Alex Jimenez earned the respect of his mentors.

The Coupeville High School senior received the Coaches Award Wednesday, highlighting the football team’s award banquet.

Fellow senior Ben Smith earned a Four-Year award for playing every season, while 20 players were lettered by head coach Marcus Carr.

The Wolves finished 3-2, with wins over La Conner, Lummi Nation, and Concrete, clinching a second-straight winning season after a 13-year dry spell for the gridiron program.

 

Varsity letter winners:

Isaiah Bittner
Cameron Breaux
Brian Casey
Dominic Coffman
Miles Davidson
William Davidson
Logan Downes
Sage Downes
Dakota Eck
Scott Hilborn
Daylon Houston
Cole Hutchinson
Alex Jimenez
Coen Killian
Zane Oldenstadt
Mikey Robinett
Ben Smith
Josh Upchurch
Tim Ursu
Kai Wong

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Ben Smith breaks loose. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

One last rumble into the heart of action.

Football season is done, but this collection of images, snapped by John Fisken as Coupeville’s Ben Smith wins a battle with a would-be tackler, is still waiting for its moment in the spotlight.

So here you go.

 


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Ben Smith reps an all-star football uniform Saturday in Kent. (Deb Smith photo)

One final moment on a sunny high school football field.

A week after playing his final game in a Coupeville uniform, Wolf senior Ben Smith participated Saturday in the annual Cleats vs. Cancer All-Star Football Showcase.

Held at French Field in Kent, the game pitted some of the state’s top players in a charity game, with money raised by ticket sales going to help children battling cancer.

Hanging out with some of his teammates for a day. (Deb Smith photo)

Smith suited up for the North squad, which fell 35-28 to the South.

Win or lose, the Coupeville running back, who is planning to play college football for Culver-Stockton College in Missouri, had a positive experience in Kent.

“I enjoyed it, and I wanted to play for the cause,” Smith said.

The CHS senior was a two-way star for the Wolves during their pandemic-shortened season this spring, helping lead his squad to a 3-2 record, their second-straight winning mark after a 13-year dry spell.

Smith paced the Wolves in rushing yards and total touchdowns, with his biggest sprint to the end zone being the game-decider in a season-opening overtime win over La Conner.

Cracking Concrete in a regular-season win. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

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