ABBEVILLE, Ala (WDHN) — One wiregrass high school team was busy on Thanksgiving getting ready to play the biggest game of their season.
Abbeville heads west to face Leroy tomorrow night in the 2A state semifinals.
The Abbeville Yellow Jackets all season long have been a senior laden team.
And these seniors have been a large part of why the yellow jackets are an 11-1 team sitting just two wins away from a state championship.
The man who is happiest to have these 12th graders? Their head coach who just met the a few months ago.
“With the team atmosphere, it is family because they have been together so long. It makes it easy to coach them, it really does. When you have a group that loves one another and loves what they do and who they are doing it with,” said Abbeville head coach, Labrian Stewart.
On this team are kids who have played with each other for years. Fast forward to this season with a chance to do something special, being able to do it with childhood friends makes it all the more special.
“Man it is a blessing, it is a blessing. This is a one of kind team. And it doesn’t come too often. It don’t come too often,” said senior, Jayven Anderson.
“It is just great, we already have the chemistry. To put everything together and coach Stewart came in and there were more things to take into and it has been great,” senior tight end, Gabriel Shell said.
So tomorrow night, when Abbeville takes on Leroy, in hopes of punching their ticket to the state title game, being so close to their teammates makes it easier to put it all on the line.
“It has been great. I happy that came back to play with my brothers again. And I am ready to win a ring with them and just gloat….and show everyone what we are,” said senior nose guard, Arthur Thomas.
Now the stage is set, the Yellow Jackets are on the brink of bringing back a ring to hive nation.