Three seasons ago, the Abbeville Yellow jackets had a nine win season and made it to the second round of the playoffs. That looked to be the start of something big.
But, the Jackets have a total of just three wins in the last two seasons. That means the current players are definitely looking for a big-time rebound this season.
Of course, nothing comes easy in class 3A, Region 2 with the likes of Pike County, Wickburg and Geneva.
Head Coach Al Shipman has faith in this year's squad.
"I feel like these kids have worked hard enough that we can make the playoffs. But, it's just going to go back to what they believe and are they ready? Are they ready to step up and make the plays that come to them?"
Ashford opens the season at home against Ashford on the 28th.