The Haskell Indians got off to rough start this season, dropping three of four games during nondistrict play, losing each of those games by at least 28 points. But things started clicking for coach Brian Hodnett’s team during district play, which saw the Indians take good Cross Plains and Albany teams to the wire and defeat Roscoe and Baird to claim the fourth playoff seed out of District 7-2A Division II.
Haskell (4-6) took advantage of that opportunity, coming from behind to defeat District 8 champion Eldorado 26-22 in the bi-district round, snapping a nine-year playoff victory drought. Earlier this week, Hodnett took some time to chat with Big Country Preps’ Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood about the Eldorado win, this season and what he expects to see in Friday’s area-round matchup against Wheeler for this week’s Capital Farm Credit Wednesday Night Podcast.
Also in this episode, Evan and Daniel break down the most significant — and shocking — developments of the first week of the high school football playoffs.