Lincoln Northeast head coach Justin Smith is entering his fourth season with the Rockets and he's led Northeast to the playoffs in two of those seasons, including a playoff win in 2010.
The Rockets missed out on the postseason last year finishing with a 5-4 record and they hope to get back to the playoffs this season.
"We have some speed; have some quickness. A lot of young kids. We have a good group of seniors, but its a small group of seniors. Not very many of them, so our young kids have to step up. They're stepping up to the challenge right now," head coach Justin Smith said.
Lincoln Northeast opens the season August 24 at Grand Island.