Abington Green Wave Football Playoffs

Abington Win


Bill Marquardt, with permission

Seniors Christian Labossier, Dylan Magararu, and Michael Broomstein

Bryson Andrews, Contributor

Abington football is on the run. They are hot and cannot be stopped. For the fourth consecutive year, Abington Green Wave football is back in the playoffs! And on this Friday night in October, in the first round of bracket play, Abington Green Wave kicked off against the Bourne Canalmen at Memorial Field and won 39-20.

With a record of 6-1 Abington squeezed themselves into the No. 2 overall seed in the South Shore League behind the Mashpee Falcons.

Abington is a favorite to win it all after a decisive 26-14 SSL Classic victory on Oct. 19 over the No. 5 seed Cohasset, which sealed the deal for Abington.

This wasn’t the only perfection on their resume. There was also the 26-8 road win to Rockland in which the Green Wave quarterback Christian Labossier (’19) had his best game. Asked what he is looking forward to now, Labossier exclaimed, “I want Mashpee!”

I expect nothing less than a State Championship.

— Christian Labossier

The Green Wave quarterback said, “I expect nothing less than a State Championship. I believe in my teammates the same as they believe in me. We go deep. Everyone from starters to the water boy can play ball. We have a bond that can’t be broken.”

Not only did last Friday night begin Abington’s playoff run, but it was also an emotional game as it was Senior Night. Captain Michael Broomstein (‘19) says he was “glad to be able to secure a home playoff game and make it our senior night. It makes it mean so much more now.”

Coach Riley added that, “senior night is always a great night to celebrate the four years of commitment and growth that the seniors put into the program. It is really a surreal moment watching the seniors walk out to the 50 yard line with their parents or loved ones. As I always think back to the first time I met each one of them as young freshman to now seeing them turn into mature young men ready to take their next step in life. It is a happy moment but sad moment at the same time, knowing they won’t be around as much next year.”  

All the film, practice, and hits prepare players for a Friday night under the lights. And now this Green Wave team has their eye on the prize and wants to bring home the State Championship to this town again.  

Abington will face Nantucket next week in the D7 South semifinals at home. Date and time TBD.