ABBEVILLE — Abbeville football wants to "shock" Acadiana.
Christian Alvarez made that clear as we profiled him in our Super 16 series earlier in July. The Wildcats were not done talking about their plans this week as the Acadiana Kickoff Tour series begins.
Abbeville returns more than a dozen starters, and a core of experienced players. The Cats haven't been to the postseason since 2010. This year a new spread offense could be the key to success allowing team speed to take over. Christian Alvarez is slated to start at tailback and wide out Charles Shuford believes this could be the difference between 3-7 and .500 or better.
"We see a lot of doubt. That's what's pushing us to go harder this year. We feel like we have something special with our offense like Chris said. Our speed, I feel like we can beat most teams with that," he said.
"They're tired of being down and it's time they step up. They want to see things change here. We have goals to win district and we want to make the playoffs," said head coach Kevin Kern. "Those are the goals and things we look for. One or the other would be hunky dory for us."
2018 Record: 3-7
Head Coach: Kevin Kern (5th season)
Returning Starters: 13
Other Notes: Hasn't been in the postseason since 2010. 4A State quarterfinalist St. Martinville joins district.