Daphne/Spanish Fort Hit The Field

Daphne/Spanish Fort Hit The Field

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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.

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