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High school sports: Preps of the week

Published: Monday, Sept. 24 2012 6:34 p.m. MDT

AUSTIN KAFENTZIS, Jordan, football: The competition wasn't the greatest, but this sophomore still had a game he'll never forget last week.

The Beetdigger quarterback completed 24-of-33 passes for 363 yards and eight touchdowns in a 56-0 victory over Copper Hills last Friday.

The eight touchdown passes tied the state record set by fellow Jordan QB Alex Hart back in 2009.

Through five games, Kafentzis has completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,341 yards, 18 touchdowns and three interceptions.

He's also rushed for 721 yards and seven TDs this year.

"He's a freak athlete. He's fun to have," said coach Eric Kjar.

Kafentzis isn't just a standout football player either. He claimed the 5A state championship last spring in the javelin with a state-record throw of 199-05.75.

MCKINLEY BRINKERHOFF, Spanish Fork, soccer: The junior recorded a hat trick in the Dons' 3-0 win over Payson last week, which has pretty much been the norm this season.

Through 13 games, Brinkerhoff leads the entire state with 30 goals. She's scored in every game, including four goals on three occasions.

She's a big reason the Dons are 12-1 with the Region 12 title firmly in their grasp.

"When I give McKinley something to work on, she immediately gets to it. She is constantly talking up her teammates. She believes in what we are doing as a team," said Spanish Fork coach Dennis Gillie.

McKinley maintains a 3.97 GPA and was also a member of Spanish Fork's state championship softball team.

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