KINGSTON, OK. -- There might not be a better time to be a Kingston Redskin than right now.
"We go play football and then once we get done we support other sports," Kingston senior Garrette Voyles said. "It's just a lot of fun and they support us, too."
"You know, a lot of the kids I have are on the basketball team, so they experienced that," Kingston head football coach Tommy Bear said. "they have brought the leadership to these other kids, and challenged them to get in the realm where they can compete for a state championship."
As with much of Kingston sports in the 2017-18 year, the football team found success, going 8-2 in the regular season and only losing one district game. However, a first round loss left the Redskins wanting more.
"It bothered me quite a bit," Kingston senior Rylee Holmes said. "I had never been that far, so this year we are looking to get even farther."
"(It motivated us) a lot, we only dropped two players this year," Voyles said. "We have pretty high expectations and we are picked 6th in the state, so we should be pretty good."
High school football nomad Tommy Bare steps in as the new Kingston head coach and he's already implementing his own style.
"We've been conditioning a lot," Voyles said. "We have a really fast-paced game and everyone is going to be doing good."
As the Redskins want to play well past the first weekend of playoffs.
"Our expectations are high," Bare said. "We have the mentality that we are going to go out and get the job done every day."
"It would be big," Holmes said. "We made it there in basketball, we almost made it in baseball, if we can make it in football, it would make everyone support us even more."
The Redskins open the season on the road against Hugo on August 31st.