Daphne/Spanish Fort Hit The Field

Daphne/Spanish Fort Hit The Field

Posted: Updated:
DAPHNE, Alabama -

Two teams on the Eastern Shore battled it out Friday night. The Toros and the Trojans are two teams sure to stand out this season.

"Our whole thing is we're going to play Daphne tonight, we're going to go enjoy that, then Saturday morning rolls around and we've got regional games coming up and you've got to be ready for those region games," said Spanish Fort Coach, Mark Freeman.

Some call the two teams rivals. Spanish Fort High School and Daphne High School are only a few miles apart, but rivals might not be the word to use when describing the teams.

"It's not really a rival, we fully respect Daphne and their heritage and what they do down there and their coaching staff and I think we've got a good program here and it's going to be a great night of football," said Coach Freeman.

"It's not a rivalry yet, it's a big game for us because they whipped our tails last year," said Daphne Coach, Glenn Vickery.

Both Spanish Fort and Daphne are big names when it comes to high school football. They know how to win awards in other sports, too.

"We won a state championship in tennis last year, of course we won the football, soccer, baseball state championship 3 years in a row," said Coach Freeman.

"Spanish Fort most likely will be a 6A school in our area next year. That's going to intensify the rivalry, it's a big game but we haven't played enough to develop what we call a true rivalry. It's a big game. It's two communities who love kids and love athletics so it's what high school sports is all about. It's a great atmosphere," said Coach Vickery.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • MUST-SEE: Monster Gator is a Jaw-Dropper

    MUST-SEE: Monster Gator is a Jaw-Dropper

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:02:31 GMT
    A massive 15-foot gator caught in Wilcox County is leaving sightseers in complete awe!
    A massive 15-foot gator caught in Wilcox County is leaving sightseers in complete awe!
  • ALS Patient: Disease Breaks Down Body but Not Spirit

    ALS Patient: Disease Breaks Down Body but Not Spirit

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:44:03 GMT
    The ALS Association says the ice bucket challenge is having a huge impact in helping them raise money and awareness for the disease.
    The ALS Association says the ice bucket challenge is having a huge impact in helping them raise money and awareness for the disease.
  • Gulf Shores Chief Calls Out Missouri Captain

    Gulf Shores Chief Calls Out Missouri Captain

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:40:59 GMT
    The Gulf Shores Police Chief doesn't hold much back in an open letter written to Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson. Chief Ed Delmore wrote the letter Sunday on the website LawOfficer.com. His message to the captain, "you blew it."
        The Gulf Shores Police Chief doesn't hold much back in an open letter written to Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson. Chief Ed Delmore wrote the letter Sunday on the website LawOfficer.com. His message to the captain, "you blew it."
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.