Silverdale Baptist Academy 2021

Team Profile

Photos Courtesy of Richey Goldberg

Q&A with Coach Mike Connor

Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Striving to be better.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Team connections, top to bottom. A connected team is a committed team.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A: Cam Mullins (WR/DB), Connor Delashmitt (RB/DB), Turner Junkins (QB/S), Brett Rogers (QB/DB), Kyle Shoemaker (OL/DL), Sam Tedford (OL/DL), Brody Lamb (RB/LB), Bryson Qualls (WR/DB), Cam Bowen (WR/DB), and Clay Connor (WR/DB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: Our players and coaches!

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: A player not reaching his full potential.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: The experience we gained as a young team.

Q: Any lessons learned  from last year?

A: As a team, we learned how to embrace the discomfort that often has to be overcome in order to win a football game.

Q: Will we see anything different this year?

A: We have new coordinators on offense and special teams, and on defense, we will have more consistency.

Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A: Much improved but still working to be faster!

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Stats

Coach Name: Mike Connor (2 yrs. as a head coach, 2nd as head coach at Silverdale)

Division/Class: TN II-AA

2020 Overall Record: 5-6

2020 District Finish: 5th

Mascot: Seahawks

 

2021 Schedule

August

20 East Ridge (H)

27 Franklin Road Academy (H)

September 

3 Chattanooga Christian (H)

17 Boyd Buchanan (A)

24 Donelson Christian (H)

October 

1 Notre Dame (H)

8 Knoxville Webb (A)

22 Grace Christian – Knoxville (H)

29 Christian Acad. of Knox. (A)

 

Coach’s View

Last season, we played a lot of young guys. That experience should help us. We have also had to overcome a lot of adversity, which offers the opportunity to grow stronger. Our only focus is on being a better version of Silverdale football each day, which only happens when each individual coach and player chooses to replace themselves each day. We are excited to represent our Lord, our school community, and our families as we play this great game each week!

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