The Daphne Trojans will host the Foley Lions on Friday in a fierce rivalry battle. This rivalry first took place in 1992 with Daphne leading the series 16-6. The Trojans are currently riding a 5-game winning streak in the series including last year’s 35-14 victory.
Ryan is a great example of a student/athlete. He works hard in the classroom and on the football field. He takes pride in being a total student. Ryan is a wide receiver for the Trojans and as a senior he maintains a 3.91 GPA.
Burke is a returning letterman for the 2012 Foley Lions. He is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as numerous other extra-curricular organizations. He also participated in the Specialty Camp in Wisconsin this past summer. Burke is a long snapper and a wide receiver for the Lions and maintains a 4.03 GPA in the classroom.
Atlas played in the Daphne-Foley rivalry in all 4 years while in school. As a captain of the 1998 squad, Atlas led his team to a 21-0 victory over Foley, a 9-1 season and into the 3rd round of the playoffs. In the Foley contest, Atlas anchored a stout offensive line that allowed no sacks and paved the way for 2 Trojan backs that had over a hundred yards a piece in the contest. Atlas went to play for Dodge City Community College, where he was a two-time All-American; then went on to star for the University of Alabama. In 2003, Atlas played in the last ever Blue/Gray All-Star game in Montgomery, Alabama. Atlas then went on to play in the NFL where he played 4 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns and the Houston Texans. After Atlas’ NFL career, he then moved on to play in the Arena Football League. He played for the Arizona Rattles, San Jose Saber Cats, and recently the San Antonio Talon. In his off season Atlas works at Fairhope High School as an OCS teacher and is the founder of TrenchU, which specializes in offensive lineman skills.
Robert played in the Foley-Daphne rivalry from 2005-2007. He was a starter all 3 years at safety for the Foley Lions in 3 of the most exciting games the series has seen. He was instrumental in Foley’s 16-14 win in the 2007 contest which was televised nationally on ESPN. His interception late in the 4th quarter sparked the game-winning touchdown drive, which culminated in the winning score with less than 2 minutes to play. Robert has gone on to a stellar career at the University of Alabama where, in his 3rd year as a starter, he has earned All-American and All-SEC recognition for the defending national champion Crimson Tide.