Facing off against talented quarterback Jordan Jones and a speedy Yellow Jacket team, Spanish Fort advanced to the semifinals without starting quarterback Tyler Johnston and starting tailback Trey Shabel.
“Everybody can battle through adversity,” linebacker Tre Threat said. “There is no downside to playing through it. We had adversity with a couple of our playmakers injured, but we battled through it and just kept playing ball.”
Expected to be one of the top linebackers in the state for 2016, Threat is a physical player who is one of the keys for the Spanish Fort defense along with 2017 linebacker Thomas Johnston. A powerful player who can make plays in space and also get to the quarterback, Threat said he is really coming into his own this season in his second with the Toros.
“I feel like I’m playing pretty good,” Threat said. “As a defense we are making some mistakes, but everyone makes mistakes. We just step up and play it play-by-play.”
Tre Threat puts the pressure on Jordan Jones
Talking a great deal with Coach Dameyune Craig, Threat has kept in contact with the Tigers and was on hand Saturday to see them take down Samford in the final home game of the 2014 season. Still waiting on an offer from Auburn, Threat said he really likes what he sees from Gus Malzahn’s program so far.
“Auburn is showing me great interest,” Threat said. “I love it up there. They make me feel like I’m at home. It’s a great family environment. They just said to keep working hard and they’ll see about offering me soon.”
On Friday night the Toros will be playing for the right to make it back to Jordan-Hare Stadium, the place where their impressive run started. Back in 2010 Spanish Fort and center Reese Dismukes defeated Briarwood for the first title in school history in just the fifth year of existence for the school.
Titles in 2012 and 2013 followed and have the Toros looking for the fourth in five years, but standing in their way is region foe Saraland. Winning the first matchup 28-13 between the two, Spanish Fort will have its work cut out to win number four this year. The winner faces the winner of Clay-Chalkville vs. Florence in the Super 7 at Jordan-Hare Stadium next week.