KINGSTON, Okla. (KTEN) - Year one under head coach Brad Hill would have to be considered a success for the Kingston Redskins, coming out with a playoff spot in difficult 2A-4.

"It was really special, coming in with a whole new coaching staff, having to re-learn everything," said senior Rhett Coble. "Getting to go that far, it was really special."

2022 looked like it could be a shaky one for the new regime after starting 0-3 but ever since then, this team has gotten more and more comfortable with each other.

"The staff and the kids are a ton more comfortable than we were a year ago," said Hill. "We were a young team last year, we're still young this year but year two in it we had a great offseason, we had a great summer and we've got a really good group of kids that are comfortable with what we're doing."

They'll have to ride the youth wave again with an impressive group of skill position players returning.

"I'm being biased but I think our receivers are really good this year so I think that's going to help a lot," said Junior Sammy Walker. "He's opened the field for us to go deeper in routes and he's just put a lot more trust in us."

Kingston will open the season on August 25 at home against arch-rival Madill.