Don't jump the gun
There was quite a bit of distance between the Cavs and Eagles last year, and it may be too soon to think the teams are suddenly even or even close to it. Look for Calvary to make a much better impression against Evangel this season -- even though the game is on Broadacres -- but don't expect a new District 1-1A champ.
As for the playoffs? Evangel had a tough enough time last year, but meeting up with Southern Lab in the second round isn't guaranteed. The postseason is still the luck of the draw. Evangel could win every playoff game by 40 points or lose in the second round.
The difference is that losing is a possibility these days as opposed to a near impossibility in years past.