The Smyer Bobcats went 2-9 last season, but going 2-2 in District earned them a playoff spot.
Rick Price hopes their late success last season will lead to good things this year.
"We have a lot of experience back on the defensive side of the ball. A lot of that is going to carry over. Two years in a row, the boys and girls at Smyer made the postseason in everything we've done. That's something we are really proud of."
The Bobcats move into District 3 of 2A Division II with Bovina, SpringLake-Earth, Farwell, Morton and Sudan and that has caused their schedule to flip-flop.
"Pretty much our district schedule became our non-district schedule and our non-district schedule became our district schedule more or less. Coming out of a five-team district into a 6 team district, they carry 4. You pretty much have to beat 2 to get in the playoffs. We'll see how it goes. At our level, everyone is in the same boat, you don't know who's going to stay healthy."
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