The good news for second-year Haskell football coach Brian Hodnett is his Indians will enter the 2018 season with a level of comfort and familiarity they didn’t have this time last year.
The bad news: They’ll be competing with four established and successful programs for one of District 7-2A Division II’s four playoff spots.
Hodnett likes his roster, which brings back eight offensive and seven defensive starters among 12 lettermen. But playing in a league that features No. 5 Albany, No. 12 Hamlin, Roscoe and Cross Plains — all playoff teams a year ago — the Indians will need to consistently execute at a high level to get back to the postseason this fall.