CADDO, Oklahoma (KTEN) 

"It was insane," Caddo junior Jaycie Nichols said. "It never gets old. It never gets old."

"We just don't want that feeling to go away," senior shortstop Kadey Lee McKay said.

It has been a run for the ages for the Caddo Lady Bruins with six-straight softball state titles and signs of this potential dominance? It began on their field four years ago.

"A lot of times we would intersquad our high school against our junior high," Caddo head softball coach Dustin McKay said. "There were many tight games and our junior high would even beat our high school."

"Every junior higher is going to be a little bit nervous to play the high schoolers," Nichols said. "They're older, they're bigger, they're stronger, but we're competitive and we want to win."

"Unfortunately, I was on the high school side of those my freshman year," Kadey said. "That game, I'll never forget. They're all my friends, so I'm tight with them. And oh, they'd make fun of me."

Spearheading that special junior high group was Caddo's Class of 2025. And they were no strangers to winning.

"In 10U, we won the state tournament and we knew from that point, we wanted to win a high school state tournament," Caddo junior outfielder Anna Jo Adair said.

By the time they were freshmen in the fall of 2022, seven were in Caddo's starting lineup hoping to make their goal a reality.

"I knew it right away them freshman, when they started, I knew they wanted to win," Kadey said. "Their competitiveness is just insane."

Despite their inexperience, the youthful Lady Bruins defeated Cyril 3-0 that October for their first-ever fastpitch state title.

"I'll never forget that one. That one was the best," Adair said. "All the hard work. I think we all cried after the game, a cry of relief, a cry of the stress, the emotions of we finally did it.

That first championship provided fuel to Caddo's ever-burning competitive fire.

"Kadey has access to my keys and they'll always be hollering and getting my keys and coming up here and hitting and just getting extra work," Coach McKay said. "That's really the whole gist of everything."

Five state championships later, Caddo's lone senior Kadey McKay, who had taken those freshman under her wing two years ago, got her sendoff moment in the 2024 slowpitch state title game, hitting a walk-off run rule grand slam against Rattan to seal Caddo's sixth-straight title.

"I remember hitting it and I knew right away that it was gone," Kadey said. "That moment is something you dream about. I remember getting on the bus after and it did not feel real. I was like, 'what the heck just happened?"

With McKay graduating, it's the junior's time to lead. And as they eye going eight-for-eight in their high school careers, their work ethic and desire that has brought them so far is not slowing down anytime soon

"I can assure you that is definitely on the mind," Coach McKay said. "And it can be obtained, but I can assure you every single one of them get tougher and tougher."

"This year everyone is going to put in more hard work," Nichols said. "You don't want to end on a bad note."