MICHAEL ALISA, Timpview, football: The Thunderbirds romped to back-to-back 4A state titles last week, and this senior captain helped lead the way.
From his linebacker position, Alisa helped clog the middle in a dominant 50-7 win over previously unbeaten Pine View.
Timpview's defense was simply outstanding against the talented Panthers. The T-Birds held Pine View to just nine first downs, less than three yards per play and forced five turnovers.
Against Pine View, Alisa finished with two tackles. Going the other way, the back-up running back carried the ball two times for 35 yards.
In four playoff games, Timpview's defense allowed just 27 points.