Silverdale Baptist Academy

Coach Al Rogers

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

A. Experienced and excited.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Staying injury free.

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

A. Curtis Dearing (Sr., RB/DL), Sawyer Junkins (Sr., TE/LB), McCaulley McGuire (Sr., OL/DL), Nick Ray (Sr., TE/LB), and Jacob VanZant (Sr., OL/DL).

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. These young men want to succeed. They have worked very hard in the weight room and improved greatly in strength and agility. 

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Depth.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Several key players getting more experience.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. Keep it simple.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. Maybe.

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

A. Average.

Coach’s View

This group of young men wants to succeed. They want to get better. They want to win. They have fun on the field and in the weight room. They have worked tremendously hard in the off-season to get better. I am very proud of this group of warriors.


Photos by Richey Goldberg and Silverdale Baptist Academy


Curtis Dearing

Jacob VanZant

Jordan Sanders

Nick Ray

McCaulley McGuire

Sawyer Junkins

Clay Buckley

Wade Jewell


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