The stage is set for a promising championship showdown today at Rice-Eccles Stadium between the only two 5A teams in the state that are still standing.

FREMONT (10-2) VS. LONE PEAK (13-0)

Friday, 2:30 p.m. — Rice-Eccles Stadium (field turf)

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SALT LAKE CITY — It's been a perfect, dream season for the Lone Peak football team.

The Knights, whose high-octane offense is fueled by star quarterback Chase Hansen, are undefeated through 13 games and have outscored their opponents by an average margin of around 40-17.

And now, the only thing standing in their way of a 5A state championship is Fremont High, a spunky pack of Silver Wolves who are making their second straight title-game appearance.

The Wolves lost to Bingham in last year's state finals after knocking off these same Knights in the semifinals. Neither team has ever won a state championship in football, and they're both 0-2 in their previous title-game appearances.

Thus, the stage is set for a promising championship showdown Friday at Rice-Eccles Stadium between the only two 5A teams in the state that are still standing.

Hansen has accounted for nearly 2,700 yards passing and 37 touchdowns, and he's run for over 1,100 yards and 14 more TDs. He is, to say the least, a gigantic load for opposing defenses to deal with.

"He's a very good quarterback and he deserves all the accolades that he's received," Fremont coach Kory Bosgieter said of Hansen. "We want to condense the pocket and stay in our pass-rush lanes and not give him room to tuck the ball and go.

"We've got to contain him, and we can't get in a shootout with them. ... You're not going to stop him, but you've got to contain him. And then on the flip side of that, our offense needs to put some long, sustained drives together to keep him off the field.

"He's surrounded with some pretty good players, too," Bosgieter said. "Sure, he's a good player, but there's several other guys on that team that concern us as well."

Fremont's offense is spearheaded by senior running back Nick Vigil, who has rushed for over 1,200 yards and has accounted for 20 total touchdowns this season.

Lone Peak coach Tony McGeary has plenty of respect for the Silver Wolves' program as well.

"Fremont is as good and as physical as any team we've played this year," he said. "They have a big, physical offensive line and a great running back in Nick Vigil. You get a player of that caliber behind that offensive line and it's a handful.

"They're here in the championship for a reason, and it's because they have a great team. They like to run it right at you, but they also have some good speed and some good ability to make big plays, so we'll be watching that."

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

Neither school has won a football state championship. … Fremont is 0-2 in championship games (1995, 2010). … Lone Peak is 0-2 in title games (2002, 2004). … The series is tied 1-1 between these teams, including Fremont's 20-14 victory over Lone Peak in last year's 5A semifinals at Rice-Eccles Stadium. … Fremont coach Kory Bosgieter won a state championship with Weber in 1999. … With a victory, Fremont would tie a school record with 11 wins. … Only three schools have ever gone 14-0, and Lone Peak hopes to join them.

COACHING REPORT

Fremont coach Kory Bosgieter: Has led Fremont to the final in back-to-back years. His record in four years at Fremont is 27-18. All-time record is 76-59 in 13 years.

Lone Peak coach Tony McGeary: Is wrapping up his fourth season at Lone Peak with his first championship game appearance. All-time coaching record is 40-9.

FREMONT SILVER WOLVES DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE

QB COOPER KELLEY 18

Jordan Preator 6

RB NICK VIGIL 5

Calvin Carter 21

WR ROWDY STUCKI 4

Karson Garcia 16

WR TRAVIS STRINGHAM 11

Tanner Hull 17

WR BRAYDEN WILLE 3

Seth Jones 25

TE BROCK SMITH 38

Luke Hollingsworth 31

LT EVAN ROSS 66

Jason Roe 70

LG TUCKER ZANONE 54

Kiefer Mogensen 67

C ZACK GIBSON 78

Josh Canter 63

RG ZACH WADDOUPS 74

Vaughn Toone 77

RT TUCKER HURD 79

Braden Masters 51

KR NICK VIGIL 5

KR JORDAN PREATOR 6

K LOGAN GEORGE 80

Jordan Preator 6

DEFENSE

DE JOSH TALBOT 59

Zack Talbot 76

DT LUKE HOLLINGSWORTH 31

Tucker Zanone 54

DT JAKE GALLEGOS 81

Brayden Masters 51

DE LLOYD STEPHENS 90

Taylor Perry 61

SLB JAKE WADSWORTH 32

Jake Hobbs 42

MLB AUSTIN BLACK 44

Colton Visser 52

WLB JUSTIN PINGREE 34

Kaden Muirbrook 24

CB SKYLER SIMMONS 7

Jaz Johnstun 22

CB ROWDY STUCKI 4

Dylan Sanders 27

SS NICK VIGIL 5

Carson Child 2

FS JORDAN PREATOR 6

Sam Grange 43

PR ROWDY STUCKI 4

PR NICK VIGIL 5

P JORDAN PREATOR 6

LONE PEAK KNIGHTS DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE

QB CHASE HANSEN 15

Talon Shumway 6

RB BRADY SCHMIDT 33

Kurtis Taufa 10

RB CONNOR HUMPHREY 23

JD Spencer 8

WR ZAC SAUNDERS 11

Austin McChesney 20

WR MICAH HANNEMANN 1

Brody Berry 14

TE TALON SHUMWAY 6

Sam Beck 9

RT MITCH LINDEMAN 64

Austin Kruger 74

RG ADAM ORMBSY 75

Alex Bowcutt 54

C JUSTIN SIMPSON 55

Zach Larsen 77

LG LUKE HAGGARD 72

Erik Moore 56

LT JOSEPH COOK 66

Chandler Clark

KR ZAC SAUNDERS 11

KR CONNOR HUMPHREY 3

K BRODY BERRY 14

Trevor Robb 82

DEFENSE

DE COLIN BEARNSON 51

Joseph Cook 66

DT LEVI FISO 69

Bennett Lloyd 52

DT AUSTIN KRUGER 74

James Nelson 75

DE TY CROCKETT 53

Joseph Cook 66

OLB KURTIS TAUFA 10

Justin Lewis 47

MLB MATT GOWDY 4

Spencer Reinstein 57

OLB JOSH BUCK 40

Chase Hansen 15

CB ANDREW SCHIRMER 3

Brandon Comer 8

CB MICAH HANNEMANN 1

Tanner Smith 5

SS BRODY BERRY 14

Tyson Wendel 32

FS JAKE FOTU 7

Bryton Liljenquist 31

PR ZAC SAUNDERS 11

PR JD SPENCER 8

P BRODY BERRY 14

FREMONT STATS

Scoring offense: 28.1 ppg

Scoring defense: 11.3 ppg

Passing leader: Cooper Kelley (110-207, 53.1%, 1,436 yards, 11 TDs, 9 INTs)

Rushing leaders: Nick Vigil (199 carries, 1,226 yards, 18 TDs), Jordan Preator (94, 647, 5)

Receiving leaders: Brock Smith (33 rec., 526 yards, 5 TDs), Rowdy Stucki (33, 343, 3)

Tackles leader: Justin Pingree (95 tackles)

Sacks leader: Josh Talbot (4.5 sacks)

LONE PEAK STATS

Scoring offense: 39.5 ppg

Scoring defense: 16.8 ppg

Passing leader: Chase Hansen (167-283, 59.0%, 2,675, 37 TDs, 5 INTs)

Rushing leaders: Chase Hansen (156 carries, 1,149 yards, 14 TDs)

Receiving leaders: Zac Saunders (33 rec., 723 yards, 11), Connor Humphrey (41, 769, 12)

Tackles leader: Kurtis Taufa (106 tackles)

Sacks leader: Ty Crockett (10 sacks)

Interception leader: Brody Berry (7 INTs)

FREMONT GAME-BY-GAME

Aug. 19 … Jordan 19, Fremont 12

Aug. 26 … Fremont 20, Brighton 15

Sept. 2 … Fremont 42, Roy 6

Sept. 9 … East 23, Fremont 20 (OT)

Sept. 16 … Fremont 27, Northridge 14

Sept. 23 … Fremont 20, Davis 7

Sept. 30 … Fremont 50, Weber 0

Oct. 7 … Fremont 15, Syracuse 3

Oct. 14 … Fremont 40, Layton 0

Oct. 28 … Fremont 43, Brighton 15

Nov. 4 … Fremont 27, Bingham 20

Nov. 4 … Fremont 21, Syracuse 14 (OT)

LONE PEAK GAME-BY-GAME

Aug. 19 … Lone Peak 37, Bountiful 0

Aug. 26 … Lone Peak 35, Mountain Crest 14

Sept. 1 … Lone Peak 21, Davis 0

Sept. 9 … Lone Peak 56, Highland 41

Sept. 16 … Lone Peak 37, West 14

Sept. 23 … Lone Peak 49, American Fork 7

Sept. 29 … Lone Peak 45, Bingham 24

Oct. 6 … Lone Peak 17, Pleasant Grove 0

Oct. 14 … Lone Peak 48, Riverton 27

Oct. 19 … Lone Peak 52, Lehi 20

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Oct. 28 … Lone Peak 51, Hunter 6

Nov. 4 … Lone Peak 21, Northridge 14

Nov. 11 … Lone Peak 45, Jordan 1

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