Successful football teams are built up front on the line of scrimmage.
The best of the best have elite offensive and defensive lines, and in the 12u ranks Dragons Elite Academy is no different in that regard.
DEA’s offensive and defensive line paved the way for victories over RDU and the OG Ducks in August, showing the nation that they were ready for that number one spot.
Tre Jones, a 2027 prospect, was a major contributor in those wins.
Jones attends Curtis Middle School and continues to anchor the line of scrimmage for DEA this fall.
He’s a jack of all trades, willing to play either offensive or defensive line to help lead his team in pursuit of victory.
Jones describes himself as “a team player and willing to do what ever needs to be done to help my team.”
His football future certainly appears to be bright, and he’s fallen in love with the game over the last few years.
“I love stepping on the field,” Jones said. “I like how it challenges me and I get to play with some of the best kids in the nation.”
Not only does he get to play alongside some of the best kids in the nation, he’s also going up against some of the top talent, too.
The OG Ducks and RDU were undeniably two of, if not the best two, youth football teams entering the weekend that they faced DEA.
Those games were dogfights according to Jones, as you could imagine.
“They were hard games, and had to stay focused all weekend,” Jones said. “We are good and number one but have a lot to work on.”
In addition to spending time with his teammates, Jones also plays up front with his brother Maxx.
That experience is something Jones not only enjoys, but thrives in.
“It’s good,” Jones said. “We know how to read each other.”
“My parents say iron sharpens iron and I see it now.”
The tandem will take their talents to Allen High School just north of Dallas, a school that has been no stranger to success in terms of winning at the state level.
With the two continuing to make each other better, they will seen be wreaking havoc on a different line of scrimmage as they stick to those championship principles they’ve learned with DEA.