CADDO, Oklahoma (KTEN)- For the third, straight year, both Caddo's boys and girls basketball teams will be alongside each other at the OSSAA Class A state tournament.

"Both groups, they kind of feed off each other," Caddo boys and girls head coach Kolby Johnson said. "One team's success drives the other. They're definitely competitive, and every time one team does something, the other team wants to be right there with them."

And as they get ready to head to Oklahoma City this week, both sets of players are excited.

“We’ve been there several times," Caddo junior guard Anna Adair said. "It’s a tradition to be there. It’s always a good feeling to be back in the Big House.”

“It feels great," Caddo junior center Rance Richardson said. "We’ve put a bunch of work into this. This was our end goal."

A year ago, both teams made it to the state championship games. And while the Caddo boys beat Okay to win their first-ever state title, the girls came up just short in a 54-40 loss to Seiling. And this week, they’re hungry for another chance.

"We've been there before and not winning just sets a fire in you that you want to win even more now," Adair said.

For the boys, they’ve had their ups and downs this year. At one point, they lost six of seven games. But they believe their battle tested and ready for whatever this week brings.

"We played like six 4A through 6A schools," Johnson said. "That different competition has made us better and hopefully prepared us for this week."

"The court and everything [at state] is a little different, but I think our experience is going to lift us up a little bit," Caddo senior guard Carson Culbreath said. "Help us play a little better."

At the center of it all is Kolby Johnson. The head coach for both teams, he went to state himself as a player for the Bruins in 2010 and 2011.

And for a Johnson coached team, it’s all about defense. Something that could be key in the Big House this week.

"It's something we can depend on every night," Johnson said. "We're making these road trips and if you miss some shots or things don't go your way, your defense can be there. We're hoping our defense travels."

And as both teams prepare for their quarterfinal matchups, they both hope the week ends with two championships coming back to Caddo, Oklahoma.

"It would be awesome," Richardson said. "Put two banners up here, that's the plan."

"It'd just be great. We work so extremely hard and we're all so close," Caddo senior guard Kadey McKay said. "We're just really excited and ready to go up there."

The Caddo girls will face Red Oak at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in the quarterfinals, while the boys will play Drummond at 6 p.m.