LEFT – Mountain Crest girls soccer forward Hadli Barrera | RIGHT – Mountain Crest football quarterback Casey Crofts
Two athletes from Mountain Crest High School have been named this week’s boys and girls Cache Valley Media Group Prep Players of the Week, presented by McDonalds. Hadli Barrera, a forward on MC’s girls soccer team, is the girls player of the week with Casey Crofts, quarterback of the Mustangs’ football team being named the boys player of the week.
Barrera led Mountain Crest to a 2-0 week to wrap up the regular season. She recorded two second-half goals in the Mustangs’ 2-1 win over Sky View and then scored on of her team’s goals in a 2-0 win over Bear River. Those two wins clinched second place in Region 11 for Mountain Crest which will begin its playoff run on Thursday with a home match against Hurricane.
Crofts completed 18 of 26 passes for a career-high 360 yards and a career-high tying three passing touchdowns. He also ran the ball five times for 12 yards. That performance led Mountain Crest to a bounce-back 38-27 win over Bear River last Friday.
Other nominees this week included Ryen Smith (Sky View volleyball), Holli Daniels (Green Canyon girls volleyball), Austin Miller (Green Canyon girls soccer), Lily Loyet (Ridgeline girls soccer), Talon Marble (Bear River football), Tanner Ferrin (Green Canyon football), Cooper Redd (Logan football), Carson Cox (Ridgeline football) and Ramsey Vicars (Sky View football).
Tune in to the Full Court Press on 106.9 FM and 1390 AM each Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. to hear the announcement of the Players of the Week throughout the 2023-24 high school sports year.
Candidates for the Player of the Week award were nominated by Cache Valley Media Group staff and voted on by all CVMG high school broadcast staff and crew, including “Hurricane” John Newbold, Rex Davis, Jason Walker, Josh Anderson, Trent Carter, Josh Theurer, Dave Simmons, “The Patriot” Nick Zollinger, Jake Ellis, “The Coach” John Olsen, Stockton Jewkes, Adam Loertscher and Eric Frandsen. Some stats may be unofficial. Thanks to the Cache and Box Elder McDonalds locations for sponsoring the Player of the Week award and supporting local high school sports!