Running back Dontae Smith’s big night wasn’t enough to propel the Spring Hill Raiders past Marshall County Friday.
Smith rushed for 261 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries in a 42-21 loss in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.
After entering the fourth quarter down 28-7, Smith found the end zone from seven yards out to cut Spring Hill’s deficit to 14.
Marshall County responded with a 38-yard touchdown pass, and Smith followed that up with a 59-yard touchdown run.
Marshall County pulled away later with a 4-yard touchdown run with 1:30 left to play.
Spring Hill closes the season with a 6-6 record. Marshall County (9-3) will host Maplewood in a Class 4A quarterfinal on Friday, Nov. 17.