ABBEVILLE, Ala (WDHN) — It seems that every week that two schools from 2A region two play, there is massive implications on the line. This region is the potentially the toughest in the entire area.
This week, the entire region crown is on the line when G.W. Long plays Abbeville.
G.W. Long is undefeated on the year and they are fresh off a beat down against a tough Geneva County team 41-7. Now sitting at 8-0, this week presents a challenge that the Rebels have not seen and it comes in a road game.
The Abbeville Yellow Jackets have talent all over but offensively it starts with their signal caller, Martavious Glanton. The Abbeville Senior has put it on the last two weeks, scoring nearly 10 touchdowns and putting up 500 yards. But, the Rebels play against a very similar player each day in practice, that guy is Cobie Stringer.
Heading into the playoffs, Abbeville with a win has a chance to shoot up to a one seed with a win but if they lose, they will be the three seed. That means they will not be hosting a playoff game which is very important to Labrian Stewart.
“It is big for us, we want to play at home. I wish we could play all five rounds of the playoffs at home but that is not the case. The biggest thing is being able to play that first one at home and gain some momentum,” Stewart said about playing at home during the playoffs.
G.W. Long has already clinched a home playoff game. The worst positioning the Rebels can get is the second seed. But a win will still go a long way Friday night, maybe not as much for home games but matchups down the road in the playoffs.
“It makes a big difference in seeding and who you play in what round. We look at the bracket and how things fall out and who we will play in the first, second and third round,” Horne said.