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Spencer Applegarth, North Sanpete football. Lilia Brown, Rich volleyball

Football

Spencer Applegarth, North Sanpete

Had another huge game in leading North Sanpete to a 49-27 3A quarterfinal victory over Emery last Friday.

He carried the ball 30 times for a career-high 292 yards to go along with his five touchdowns — which ties a career high. The monster games raised his season total to a staggering 1,779 rushing yards and 18 TDs.

He’s also caught 21 passes this year for 464 yards and 9 TDs.

He’s eclipsed 100 yards rushing in eight of 11 games this season. He’ll need to have another strong performance as North Sanpete faces Morgan in the 3A semifinals this Saturday at SUU.

In his three-year career as North Sanpete’s primary running back Applegarth has rushed for 3,821 yards and 38 TDs.

Volleyball

Lilia Brown, Rich

Lilia Brown is one of those players who epitomizes the idea of "where there is a will, there is a way."

As a sophomore, she played defensive specialist for the Rich Rebels. Her junior season, she improved her game enough to be named the libero her junior year, and then worked even harder to earn the team's coveted spot — outside hitter — in her senior season.

"She worked extremely hard to get the No. 1 outside hitter position on our team that went 23-6 for the season, and took third at state," said Rich volleyball head coach Cindy Stuart. "She has a 3.999 (GPA) and is extremely motivated both academically and athletically. She is a true competitor."

Brown averaged nine kills per match this season in helping the Rebels win the region title and place third at state.

Deseret News prep editor and Real Salt Lake beat writer. EMAIL: jedward@deseretnews.com