Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Oct. 8-13)

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FOOTBALL

Bryson Stout, Meridian, and Hunter Temple, Mountain View: Both of these athletes came up big last week in wins. Stout had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, carried the ball 11 times for 110 yards and two TDs, caught one touchdown pass of 35 yards and completed one pass for 19 yards. On defense, Stout added four tackles and one interception as Meridian won its first game of the season. Temple led Mountain View's defensive charge in a 53-22 win over Centennial. The senior had 10 tackles, one tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and two interceptions, including one he returned 27 yards for a touchdown.

VOLLEYBALL

Desirae Goff, Garden Valley: The 5-foot-2 setter/outside hitter nearly helped the Wolverines upset first-place Horseshoe Bend in a 25-16, 15-25, 25-27, 25-23, 15-10 loss last week. Goff contributed 17 kills, 17 assists, 21 digs and one ace. She also went 18-for-18 from the service line using a jump serve and had 17 perfect passes to the setter.

GIRLS SOCCER

Lizzie Thometz, Bishop Kelly: The junior center midfielder helped the Knights win their fourth consecutive 4A District Three title under head coach Curtis Eisenberger. In three tournament games, Thometz had 3 goals, but Eisenberger says Thometz's contributions weren't just statistical, as she had to play an expanded role because of an injury to a key player.

BOYS SOCCER

Jacob Nitu, Skyview: The senior goalkeeper allowed one goal in three 4A District Three Tournament games last week. Nitu made 29 saves as the Hawks won their eighth district championship in nine seasons. His biggest save of the tournament came in stoppage time of the title game when he made a diving, one-handed save to preserve Skyview's 1-0 victory.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Dana Snell, Rocky Mountain: The senior clocked the fastest time among female runners this season when she won the Gibb Floyd Invitational in 18 minutes, 17.44 seconds. The meet, hosted by Kuna, is known to be a fast, flat course and Snell took full advantage. Her winning time is nearly 20 seconds faster than any other athlete this season according to athletic.net.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Justin Ross, Rocky Mountain: Like his teammate Dana Snell, Ross won the boys' race at the Gibb Floyd Invitational in a time of 15 minutes, 52.03 seconds. Ross' time was about 3 seconds shy of his personal best this season, but still ranks among the Top 10 of any athlete this season according to athletic.net.

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