CATCH AS CATCH CAN - Alex Smith makes the grabs for the Seahawks


Alex Smith takes a breather on the sideline during the South Walton game against Cottondale.

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 02:45 PM.

What goes up must come down — and for Alex Smith he just hopes he has the ball and some positive yardage.

Smith, a 5-foot-10 junior receiver for the South Walton Seahawks, has managed to grab the ball 34 times for 476 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

One of his biggest catches came last Friday night in the Seahawks 55-40 win over the Holmes County Blue Devils.

"I was between three defenders," Smith said. Flying high in reckless abandon, Smith managed to snag the ball for a gain of 67 yards and the touchdown.

"I don't know how it happened," Smith said shaking his head and out of breath on the sideline after making the catch. "It just sort of happened."

Smith, the 16-year-old son of Robert and Cecilia Smith of Panama City Beach, had eight catches for 199 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Holmes.

"I just concentrate on the ball," Smith said.

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