ROBBIE HUTCHINS, Brighton, football: On a night when countless state records fell last week in Brighton's wild 78-76 triple overtime victory over Jordan, this Bengal quarterback was as good as anybody.
Even though a pair of higher-profile players garnered much of the headlines afterward, Hutchins was superb.
The senior completed 17 of 31 for 328 yards and five touchdowns. On the ground he added 14 carriers for 136 yards and a pair of scores — incredible when you consider he'd only rushed for 179 yards and one TD in Brighton's previous seven games.
It was the second straight week Hutchins threw five touchdown passes, and he now has 22 on the year compared to just three interceptions. He only threw 12 TDs all last year.
The victory helped Brighton lock up Region 3's No. 2 seed.
CRASH PARKER, Snow Canyon, volleyball: When the Warriors find themselves in a tough situation, they know exactly who to turn to for help, junior Crash Parker.
"She really is our big playmaker," said coach Alaina Parker, who also happens to be Crash's mom. "She is averaging 5.53 kills per set. When things get tough, the girls know if they can get the ball to her, she's going to make something happen."
It isn't just the outside hitter's skill and athleticism that make her such a valuable asset on the court, it's her intelligence.
"She's got phenomenal court savvy," said coach Parker. "She had 26 kills in a three-set match against (fifth-ranked) Hurricane. Against Desert Hills, she had 20 kills and 24 digs, so she doesn't just get it done on the front row."
The honor student is a three-year starter and team captain.