ALECK RUSSON, Skyline, football: There have been a lot of great runners in Skylines long and storied history, but none ever enjoyed a night quite like what Russon had last Friday.
The senior carried the ball 22 times for 303 yards and four touchdowns. His 303 yards eclipsed the school record set by Leka Moeaki in 2004 by one yard.
His record-breaking dominant performance came in a 55-32 victory over Timpanogos, which helped the Eagles open Region 7 play 1-0.
Through four games this year, Russon has carried the ball 94 times for 634 yards and six touchdowns. With over half the season remaining, hes just 31 yards shy of equaling his rushing total from his junior season.
MAKAILA JAREMA, Lone Peak, volleyball: She may be a senior, but her volleyball coach believes she hasnt even begun to reach her potential.
"I think she's what you would consider a late bloomer, said Lone Peak head coach Deanna Meyer of the middle hitter. "She's extremely athletic, one of the most athletic kids Ive ever had in my gym. She touches over 10 (foot) 2 (inches)."
Jarema has committed herself to improving, which is part hard work and part studying the game.
"She's really improving every week, in her game, in her confidence, and it's really fun to watch her improving," Meyer said. "Her strength is blocking. She's a phenomenal blocker."
Jarema's athleticism makes the Knights a tough defensive team, but they're also working on making her a more integral part of the offense.
"She just didn't know the game," Meyer said. "So her upside is pretty limitless. She's working hard, learning new things and is so athletic, she can do so much."