KINGSTON, OK -- The seniors on the KHS Redskins are three-for-three on clinching playoff berths, unfortunately none of their postseason contests were on their home turf.
"We've come up short a little bit but we feel like that's our main goal is we want to host a home playoff game hasn't been done 20-something years," head coach John Caraway said.
They're in a great position to get it done this fall even after graduating a dozen seniors.
The class of 2014 has taken the torch and ran with it showing off strong leadership all off-season impressing their third year head coach.
"It's like a 20-year throwback as far as these kids are here every day. They're working hard, they never complain and they just want to take it to the next level, so these young men are deserving because of their work ethic and what they're doing for us," he added.
It's obvious the reason they're working so hard. They see an opportunity they're capable of achieving.
To win the district or finish high enough to bring a 2A playoff game to town would make all the blood, sweat and tears worth it.
"I want to be the one where people look back and say, 'wow they did everything they could do, that was a great class of seniors, and they really made their mark here, and we're going to build off that," senior running back/linebacker Tanner Holland said.
"We've worked hard all throughout these last three years building on it and that just shows that we're going to the next level and just another mark and to just keep going higher and higher," senior defensive and offensive tackle Dalton Williams said.
Mottos are important in team sports they're a rallying cry of sorts. Most teams at all levels have one and the Kingston Redskins are no different.
"Coach Caraway says, 'finish strong,' so I want to be able to do that this year, finish my senior year, go host a playoff game, go farther and just finish strong," Williams concluded.