BRIGHAM CITY -- As a coach, when you say you are returning a large number of starters to your team after the previous year's team made the playoffs, you are thinking about deep runs in the state tournament for the year and even a region title.
Unless you are Box Elder coach Robbie Gunter.
The head coach of the Bees is pretty mum about what he thinks will happen with his team and in the region, but he did give some insight into what he expects from them.
"I expect us to come out every week and play hard," Gunter said. "One of the things that I like about this team is that they are going to play hard on every play.
"That says a lot about the caliber and makeup of this team. We have some great talent at key positions, but having kids that want to play and have grown up wanting to play in the purple speaks a lot about the community and the kids."
Gunter and his staff have players along the lines of Shad Watson and Breckin Gunter that have started a number of games on the varsity level since they were freshmen.
Now that they are seniors, they are the leaders of a great team that some have picked to be one of the best in a balanced Region 5.
The coaching staff also set up what many would consider to be a murderer's row of Region 1 teams during their preseason that sets them apart from many other teams in their league.
"We obviously want to win those games," Gunter stated. "However, those are good teams we have scheduled and that will give us a chance to compete against some great competition starting Friday with Syracuse."
While their entire schedule might be tough, the Bees are ready for the task ahead of them.