Oaks Christian’s Kayvon Thibodeaux (8) celebrates with running back Zach Charbonnet (24) after Charbonnet’s long touchdown against Alemany, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Oaks Christian High School. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, Contributing Photographer)
Oaks Christian’s Kayvon Thibodeaux (8) celebrates with running back Zach Charbonnet (24) after Charbonnet’s long touchdown against Alemany, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Oaks Christian High School. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, Contributing Photographer) Michael Owen Baker LA Daily News contributing photographer
Oaks Christian’s Kayvon Thibodeaux (8) celebrates with running back Zach Charbonnet (24) after Charbonnet’s long touchdown against Alemany, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Oaks Christian High School. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, Contributing Photographer) Michael Owen Baker LA Daily News contributing photographer

Lauren Smith has been a high school sports reporter at The News Tribune and The Olympian since 2015. She also assists with coverage of professional and college sports. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and Emerald Ridge High School.