The town of Abbeville takes pride in its state-bound high school football team

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Abbeville, Ala. (WDHN)—This Friday afternoon, the Abbeville High School football team will play for the Class 2-A state title at
Bryant-Denny Stadium.

It’s the first time in nearly half-a-century the Yellow Jackets will be in the title contest.

Along Kirkland Street in Abbeville’s Downtown District, one can see signs and banners “rooting” on the home team
going into the state title game against the Mars Hill Panthers from Florence.

Henry County Probate Judge David Money has placed a wager with the Lauderdale County Probate Judge. Whichever team loses,
the respective probate judge must “donate” to the others’ favorite charity, or community project. These are exciting times’ in the county seat of Henry County.

“Well in this era of Covid, what we’re going through you need something to rally around. It makes no difference if its
Abbeville High School, Abbeville Christian, or Headland High School. It’s Henry County and we hope everyone
will root them on. We wish the jackets well,” according to Money.

Long time publisher and editor of the Abbeville Herald, Eddie Dodd, was a member of the 1971 Abbeville team that went to the state championship. He can still remember it vividly.

“When we played the co-state championship it was played in Boaz, Alabama against Sand Mountain against Oneonta and we battled to a zero-to-zero tie
and they probably defeated us every way but the scoreboard then”, according to Dodd.

Abbeville Chamber of Commerce’s Guen Woodham says “an outstanding opportunity for Abbeville to be recognized on the state level. We’re very excited about the opportunity of these young men.”

At five and six o’clock Friday night, WDHN News will have “live” reports from the game at Bryant-Denny stadium.

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