High school football: Riverton Silverwolves 2012 preview

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 7 2012 12:27 a.m. MDT

Linebacker looks to be the strength of the defense with senior Albert Tai leading the way at middle linebacker. Tai is expected to be flanked by Dallin Munger and Ethan Cutler — both of whom started last season.

“I like our linebackers and Albert Tai is a great player for us and someone we count on to make a lot of plays,” said Miller. “I also like our secondary. We have a lot of good returning experience there, so I expect us to be better defensively.”

Coaches preseason Region 4 straw poll: Third

Deseret News Region 4 prediction: Third

Bottom line: Riverton should without question be improved from last season, but will be hard-pressed to rise above its third-place region finish due to the strength of both Bingham and Lone Peak. The Silverwolves should make the playoffs with the goal of getting past the first-round well in sight.

2012 Schedule

Fri. Aug. 17 — Hillcrest 7:00 p.m.

Sat. Aug. 25 — Herriman (at Rice-Eccles Stadium) 4:00 p.m.

Fri. Aug. 31 — at Syracuse 7:00 p.m. Fri.

Sept. 7 — at Alta 7:00 p.m. Fri.

Sept. 14 — Kearns 7:00 p.m. Fri.

Sept. 21 — at Bingham 7:00 p.m.

Fri. Sept. 28 — Pleasant Grove 7:00 p.m.

Fri. Oct. 5 — Lehi 7:00 p.m. Wed.

Oct. 10 — at Lone Peak 7:00 p.m. Wed.

Oct. 17 — American Fork 7:00 p.m.

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Felts Facts for Riverton High School

All-time record: 61-77 (13 years)

Region championships: 0

Playoff appearances: 9

All-time playoff record: 1-9

State championships: 0

State championship record: 0-0

Most played rivalry: 13 meetings with Bingham dating back to 1999. Bingham leads 11-2. Meet on Sept. 21.

Felt’s Factoid(s): Riverton became just the seventh — and latest — school to rush for more than 4,000 yards during a season when the Silverwolves ran for 4,456 in 2010.

Riverton coaching history

2004-present — Mike Miller (48-39)

1999-2003 — Rick Bojak (13-38)

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Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

2010 — Landon Fisher TE

2010 — Skyler Fullmer LB

2008 — Zach Spencer, RB

2002 — Todd Jensen, DB

To view second team and honorable mention all-staters through the years, check out the Deseret News All-State Archives.

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