SIMPSON — Dale Allbritton has watched his son dream about playing at the college level ever since he laced up his cleats to play T-ball for the first time.

SIMPSON — Dale Allbritton has watched his son dream about playing at the college level ever since he laced up his cleats to play T-ball for the first time.

On Wednesday, he got to watch his son fulfill that dream.

Simpson senior pitcher/shortstop Isaac Allbritton signed his national letter-of-intent on Wednesday morning in front of family and friends in the Simpson High School library, inking with the Generals of LSU-Alexandria.

“I'm so proud Isaac will get to fulfill his dream of playing college ball,” Dale Allbritton said. “Since the first day, he dreamed of playing college ball. This means a lot and I'm beyond proud.”

It's been a long time since Isaac Allbritton has made his debut on the T-ball fields in Simpson. He has progressed since those times into a rugged, determined player, not backing down from any challenge.

Take his eighth-grade season for example.

The Broncos were in hostile territory, playing at No. 1 Zwolle for the right to reach the Class B quarterfinals. In extra innings, Simpson had taken the lead and the starting pitcher was gassed.

With the game on the line, head coach Robbie Bainer went immediately to Allbritton.

Needing an out with the game-winning tying and winning runs on base, Allbritton didn't blink. He delivered the goods, striking out the final batter to send Simpson into the state quarterfinals with a win.

Allbritton has had a solid career at Simpson, winning Newcomer of the Year on the all-Vernon Parish team, as well as Offensive Player of the Year a season ago. He has an opportunity this season at more hardware on the all-Vernon team, but that's not what he and his Bronco teammates desire the most.

“We seniors have been talking about winning a state championship since we were little,” he said. “Nothing can get in the way of us mentally of what we are going for.”

Allbritton and the Broncos will play at 2 p.m. on Wednesday on Field 37 of Sulphur's McMurry Park in the Class C semifinals against the Georgetown Bulldogs. A win there places Simpson in the finals against either Summerfield or Elizabeth.

Although big things could be on the horizon later this week for Allbritton and his teammates, he will get the opportunity to lace it up beyond this year, playing for the Generals and head coach Steven Adams.

He had the opportunity to meet Adams during the summer while he was playing with Team Louisiana. Adams saw the same tenacity and determination many others have seen from Allbritton and offered him a chance to play at LSU-Alexandria.

And it was the opportunity Allbritton wanted.

“Coach Adams is giving me an opportunity and I am very grateful,” Allbritton said. “I didn't know of anyone else being interested in me, so I jumped at the chance. This is a dream come true for me.”

Allbritton is the son of Dale and Janell Allbritton. He has a younger brother named Zach.