BRITAIN COVEY, Timpview, football: The reigning Deseret News 4A MVP had himself a career night in California on Saturday.
Timpview's quarterback carried the ball 20 times for 279 yards and a staggering six touchdowns in the T-Birds' convincing 42-28 victory at Mission Hills High School.
Both were career highs for Covey, who also completed 10-of-19 passes for 71 yards.
Covey burst onto the scene his junior season leading Timpview to the 4A state championship. He racked up 3,154 yards of total offense and 44 total touchdowns.
Covey is Timpview's lone returning offensive starter this season, but thanks to him the team is off to a 2-0 start.
"Having Britain Covey back is like having five starters back on offense," said Timpview coach Cary Whittingham. "He's obviously a great playmaker and he's a very good start on offense."
SAMANTHA HOLLINGSWORTH, American Fork, cross country: Just a sophomore, she proved herself to be a leader on the talented American Fork cross country with the best split of the team's record-setting effort at the grass relays on Saturday.
Hollingsworth ran the first 2-mile leg of the 10-mile relay and she earned the fastest split on the team with a 12:07. The girls ended up finishing the race in 62:03, shattering the 15-year-old record of 62.32.
"She put in a really good summer," said assistant girls coach Lindsey Dunkley. "She's built up miles and she's really growing up. She started coming on mid-way through last season, but she's really just stepped up to a whole new level this year."
An honor student, Hollingsworth is helped by her commitment to hard work.
"When it's a hard day, she comes ready to go hard," Dunkley said. "We love her. She's just a really good kid."