High school sports: Preps of the week

Published: Monday, Sept. 10 2012 9:39 p.m. MDT

DILLON NORDHOFF, Hillcrest, football: Had a performance he won't soon forget in last week's 41-7 victory over Tooele.

The junior returned two interceptions for touchdowns (30 and 47 yards) and also set a school record with a 98-yard touchdown run.

"He played the best game I've seen anyone play in my time here at Hillcrest," said Huskies coach Casey Miller.

Hillcrest's sophomore QB last season, Nordhoff is a starting running back and cornerback for the varsity team this year.

Nearing the midway point of the season, Nordhoff leads Hillcrest with 201 rushing yards and defensively he's tied for the team lead with two interceptions.

ELIZABETH "BIZZY" PHILLIPS, Alta, soccer: Bizzy Phillips isn't the biggest, most ominous player on the field, but she is the spark that ignites the top-ranked Alta girls soccer team.

"She's just always going, going, going — kind of like the Energizer Bunny," said Alta head coach Lee Mitchell. "She can play offense; she can play defense. She's a great teammate. She's always building everyone else up."

Phillips, a junior center midfielder, scored a game-tying goal in Alta's win over Brighton last week. The honor student has already committed to BYU, but that doesn't diminish her desire to do all she can to help the team win or help her teammates improve.

"She's our second-leading scorer," Mitchell said. "She's small but she's our best player in the air as well. … She's bubbly, but she's very stable — doesn't get too high or too low."

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