LAYTON -- The Fremont Silver Wolves came into Lancer Stadium Friday night with at least a share of the Region 1 championship locked up.
They walked out with full-fledged ownership for the second straight year.
Fremont once again used a devastating defensive effort to blast Layton, 40-0, in their regular season finale. The Silver Wolves allowed three total points in their final trio of league contests.
"(Winning region) was a goal that they had and I'm really proud that they were able to go undefeated again as region champs," Fremont coach Kory Bosgieter said. "That's a credit to the kids. We're happy; it's another step."
Things started out sour for the Lancers as a 47-yard field goal attempt on its first drive of the night clanged off the right upright. It was all downhill from there as Layton turned the ball over five times - including two interceptions hauled in by Fremont's Jordan Preator - and had only 113 yards of total offense.
Nick Vigil got the Fremont offense churning with three first half rushing touchdowns. The senior, who finished the game with 126 yards on 20 carries, scored on a pair of three-yard runs before going 35 yards up the gut to make it 19-0 with 7:23 left in the second quarter.
Following a Layton turnover on downs with less than a minute to play in the half, the Silver Wolves moved the ball 44 yards to the Layton 9. On the final play of the half, quarterback Kelley Cooper lofted a pass into the end zone which was hauled in by tight end Brock Smith. Smith had six catches for 101 yards.
The teams exchanged possessions throughout the second half until Skyler Simmons scored two touchdowns in 14 seconds late in the fourth quarter. The senior found the end zone on a sweep from 10 yards out with 3:58 to play and then scooped up a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and returned it 20 yards for a TD.