ABBEVILLE, Ala (WDHN) — Yesterday, we mentioned the Yellow Jackets at Ashford High, today we talk about the Yellow Jackets of Abbeville High.
The program has been on a tear the last few seasons winning 27 of their 25 regular season games. However, that was under coach Robin Tyra.
New coach, though he has been with the program for just some weeks, coach Lebrian Stewart has mighty high expectations.
“You know its not now to get into the playoffs, I want to win a state championship as a head football coach. The expectation is to try and win it this year, if not this year than the next year,” Stewart said at coaches media day in Enterprise.
A large part of why coach feels that way is the talent that is returning to his squad. The Yellow Jackets are getting back three seniors that play all over the field in Rico Dozier, Jayven Anderson, and Martavious Glanton.
Abbeville will be looking to compete once again in Region 2 of the 2A classification, last year they were bounced in round one of the playoffs against J.U. Blacksher.
In the opening game of the regular season, they will host Headland who they beat 14-8 in the final game of the regular season last year.
To have a successful season, coach Stewart will need to continue producing numbers on the offensive end, last season the team averaged 34 points a game while just allowing 16 points on defense.
“I want my team to be FAT, and by that I mean faithful, accountable, and tough,” Stewart said.
If Abbeville can play as passionately as their coach carries himself during interviews, the Yellow Jackets could be contenders come November.