The Kingston Redskins are spending their Thanksgiving break practicing for their first quarterfinal berth in over 25 years.
"It feels really good. We've always wanted to practice on Thanksgiving week and we've got that opportunity this year," said head coach John Caraway.
And with the Redskins recent success, it's hard not to notice the a buzz around town.
"A lot of our dads and uncles and stuff were actually on the teams that made it this deep into the playoffs. They're really thrilled for us and they're excited to see Kingston having some more success," said wide receiver Noah Hodges.
Kingston took down Luther on the road last week, and that sets up another road trip; this time about three hours north to play the Haskell Haymakers. It won't be an easy contest, but the Redskins say they're ready.
"Play physical, be fast just like we've done all year. And just go ahead and get the job done like we have numerous times," said quarterback Tyler Stovall.
The Redskins have plenty to be thankful for this week, but if you ask them, they're just happy to be out there still playing together.
"I'm so thankful to be a part of these young men's lives. You know, it's Thanksgiving week, and just being a part of their lives and watching them progress and grow up and become young men," said Caraway.
The Redskins will kick off Friday at 7:30 in Haskell.