Fremont faces a challenging preseason schedule that should help prepare the Silver Wolves for the Region 1 guantlet that lies ahead.
And Bosgieter has faith that his kids will be up to the task.
"There's not a team on our schedule, I don't think, that's not better than they were last year. I really don't," he said. "We have a rigorous preseason; we play Jordan, Brighton, East and Roy in our preseason, and then we get to roll into Davis and Northridge in our region.
"...Our league's tough and it'll be tough year in and year out. We have excellent coaches in our league and obviously there's great players, and it's a very physical league.
"It all comes down to how well we deal with adversity," Bosgieter said. "Our whole deal is we want to get better every day. We're not talking about last year; we're not talking about the year before that; we're not talking about next year. We're talking about this year — this day here today — and trying to get better every day we go out there. If we do that, I'm pleased and all that other stuff will fall into place."
Fremont Silver Wolves at a glance
Coach: Kory Bosgieter begins his fifth season as Fremont's head coach. He has compiled a 27-19 overall record in four seasons at the school and is 76-60 in 13 years as a high school head coach. He is a graduate of Bonneville High.
Offense (3 returning starters; Multiple-formation offense)
Jordan Preator is a proven big-time playmaker at quarterback, and the Tucker Tackle Twins, Tucker Zanone and Tucker Hurd, give them a couple of three-year starters up front. But last year's back-ups must step up and pick up the slack that comes with a lack of experience on the varsity level.
Defense (2 returning starters; 4-3 scheme)
A lot of new faces must come through if the Silver Wolves are going to continue their strong defensive showing this season. Jordan Preator's experience in the secondary will come in mighty handy, as several as-yet unproven seniors and juniors must fill the void left behind by graduation.
Coaches preseason Region 1 straw poll: Fourth
Deseret News Region 1 prediction: Fourth (tie)
Bottom line: Two consecutive trips to the 5A finals are a lasting memory, but they won't do this year's players any good other than show them the value of commitment, dedication and hard work. Jordan Preator will be counted on to step up as a leader on both sides of the ball, and many of last year's second-stringers will get their chances to shine this season. They'll get their baptism by fire in a rugged preseason schedule, and the Region 1 schedule doesn't do them any favors with road games against Northridge, Davis and Syracuse — the three teams picked at the top of the preseason poll. But Bosgieter and his staff are too good of coaches to allow the Silver Wolves to slip too far back into the pack.
Aug. 17 — JORDAN, 7 p.m.
Aug. 24 — at Brighton, 7 p.m.
Aug. 31 — at Roy, 7 p.m.
Sept. 7 — at East, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 — at Northridge, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 — at Davis, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 — WEBER, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 — at Syracuse, 7 p.m.
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