Chattanooga-(WDEF) Silverdale enjoyed the best year in school history last season with ten wins and their first ever playoff win. Now comes the hard part, duplicating that success. So how will the Seahawks try and beat their most successful football season ever? Turn the page and move on. Said head coach Al Rogers,"We remind them that they are 0-0. 10-2 was last year. Now they've got the target on them. Not the Cinderella story anymore." Added running back Josh Rogers,"We've got to remember to stay humble. Not get cocky and arrogant. That's one of the biggest things. Stay humble."
Stay humble and stay healthy. Numbers are always an issue for a small school like Silverdale. For example, take the number of positions Colton Rogers plays. "Tight end. Defensive end. Defensive tackle. Linebacker. Yeah, they've got me playing everywhere." Reporter-"Do you ever come off the field?" Said Colton,"I get a couple of rests on special teams. Other than that, not too much."
Silverdale may be a small school, but their not a small team. The Seahawks want to use their size to try and wear teams down. Said Al Rogers,"We're not fast. We're four yards and a cloud of dust. That's kind of our philosophy. We average probably 230 or 240 upfront." Added Colton,"Especially with our backs. They're not going to break your ankles by juking you are anything. They're going to run over you, and make you pay for it. So that's always good to have. It's fun to watch too."
Silverdale must replace starting quarterback Spencer Mossburg, but they still have eight starters back on both sides of the ball. And that kind of experience usually breeds confidence. Said Colton,"Our number one goal is to glorify God of course. Number two is get to Cookeville. Get the ring."