BRACKEN SANTOS, South Summit, football: Week after week, this senior wide receiver is a stat sheet stuffer.
Last week was no different in South Summit's 58-6 victory against Gunnison. Santos caught a 58-yard touchdown pass on the first drive of the game and then added a 40-yard TD reception later in the first quarter.
The week before, Santos finished with two receiving TDs and a rushing score in a 42-24 victory over Summit Academy. He had 158 yards of total offense with just 12 touches.
In Week 4, Santos returned a punt for a score in addition to a rushing and receiving TD, finishing with 334 total yards, in South Summit's 56-19 win over Beaver.
Santos was a Deseret News all-state honorable mention in 2013.
TAYLOR HARVEY, Mountain Crest, volleyball: She doesn't just talk the talk, she walks the walk. Or, more accurately, she has the skills to support that which she asks of her Mountain Crest teammates.
"She is an incredible team leader, definitely our most vocal," said Mustangs head coach Lori Karaghouli. "She leads our team in kills, and she is a great blocker."
But the honor student, who hopes to be a surgeon someday, is more than just an effective offensive weapon. She's averaging 3.1 kills per set this season, but she also brings more to the court than can be captured on a stat sheet. "But she's not just all about hitting and blocking,"said Karaghouli. "She plays defense, passes really well, and is just an all-around great player. She works extremely hard."