ABBEVILLE, Ala (WDHN) — Tomorrow morning, the Abbeville Yellow Jackets leave to make their trip for Tuscaloosa to play in the 2A state title game.
The state title game, it is a game that athletes dream of playing from the time they are 7th graders.
And for the first time since 1971, the Abbeville Yellow Jackets will be in that state championship game. Like senior linebacker, Rico Dozier puts it, its unreal.
“It is pretty unreal because it has not happened in a while, we are used to playing in the first and second round so it is a great opportunity to play in a state championship,” Dozier said.
Abbeville has lost only one game this year and that came back in September. Of course no one wants to lose but looking back to that game, it was a pivotal moment in their season.
“They were off that night and we were off but at that particular time we found our identity, I will tell you that. The first couple of ball games we were doing some stuff that we are not doing now,” coach Labrian Stewart said.
Stewart has complimented how the leaders of the team took control since that loss against Geneva County, and he credits their knowledge of the game to how long they have played but also how familiar they are with each other.
According to quarterback Martavious Glanton, this stems from how long the seniors have played together.
“We have been playing together for a long time since we were four years old. Everybody been playing since like C team, B team, A team…city league football and stuff so we have been playing together for a long time and now we are all playing together as one,” Glanton said.
Now, if the Jackets continue to play the way they have the past month, there is a good chance they will return to hive nation with a state championship.