KINGSTON, Oklahoma (KTEN) - This will be a year of change around the Kingston football program. First, the Redskins will be led by new head coach Brad Hill who comes from Moore High School where his teams had a lot of success.

Hill and his new team are also moving down to class 2A, where they will play in district 4, but Kingston players know their new opponents fairly well.

"I've been playing against our schedule this year since I was in middle school pretty much," said senior running back Devin Tipton. "I'm pretty familiar with everybody. I think we're going to do pretty good and I'm pretty excited to be in 2A actually."

It has been an adjustment process but Hill inherits plenty of talent from the Tommy Bare regime. He and his players have mutually benefited from the new energy.

"It's open competition everyday," said Hill. "We have some talented players coming back but that's what practice is for. Competition breeds success and so they've got to earn their position everyday and we really like what we saw out here today."

The Redskins finished 5-5 a year ago but make no mistake about it, they expect to improve on that this season.

"We're going to concentrate on trying to get better each day and try to get back into the playoffs," said Hill. "If we can do that, worry about us and be the best version that we can be, we feel we will be a playoff team."