I personally would rather have the 11th game instead of the KOC. You already have Spring games and Spring Jamborees that don't count, so do you really need a KOC where coaches can empty the benches and you possibly get a few minutes or maybe a quarter to see your starters play. If the game doesn't count, why risk injury to your starters? Spring is the time for jamborees, play to win in the Fall.
They have as good a shot as they have ever had. They did win state titles in 2000 and, I believe, 2017. I may be off by a year on the second date.
I am not saying this is a must; I am saying they have a very good chance.