DICKSON — All bad things must come to an end.

DICKSON — All bad things must come to an end. 

On Friday night, for the first time since Oct. 2015, the Dickson Comets won a football game.

DHS’ 15-13 victory over the Tishomingo Indians snapped a 12-game losing streak for the Comets. 

With 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Dickson Comets lined up on defense, nursing a 15-13 lead over the Tishomingo Indians. 

With one snap left, Comet junior Spencer Throneberry shot into the backfield, shrugging off a blocker before corralling Tishomingo’s Creed Balinger to the ground.

The Dickson crowd whipped into a frenzy. 

Comet quarterback Rusty Beard knelt to the ground with tears streaming down his cheeks. Pride filled the stadium. 

Dickson head football coach Steve Day said a burden has been lifted off the team’s shoulders.

“These kids have deserved this for 12 games, they worked their tails off and deserve every emotion that they’re going through right now,” he said. “It definitely wasn’t perfect, but as they say, ‘just win baby.’ We got it done.” 

On the opening drive of the game, Dickson marched down the field, pecking away with their run game and taking deep shots down the field in their passing attack.

After a pass interference penalty moved Dickson into Indian territory, Comet quarterback Rusty Beard launched a 33-yard bomb to Keshon Johnson for a touchdown.

The Comets would miss the extra point and after exchanging  punts, Dickson’s special teams would once again come back to bite them.

A bad snap over the head of Dickson senior Thomas Johnson pinned the Comet defense deep in their own territory, giving Tishomingo first and goal from the one-yard line. 

On the next play, Tishomingo’s Creed Ballinger rumbled into the end zone, and the Indians converted on the extra point, to take a 7-6 lead.

In the the second half, the Comets took their first second-half lead of the season, scoring on a safety after Tishomingo recovered a bad snap of their own, giving them a 9-6 advantage. 

Dickson wasn’t done taking advantage of the mistake.

On the ensuing free kick, Johnson sliced up the field, making Tishomingo defenders miss before finally being pulled down in Indian territory.

The return set up Dickson’s Brandon Sullivan for a 36-yard touchdown after the sophomore running back got loose on an end-around to bring the score to 15-7.

In the fourth quarter Tishomingo would make it interesting.

The Indians responded after quarterback Hunter Campbell connected with Kyle Miller for a 37-yard touchdown. 

Dickson’s Rusty Beard kept the Comets in the lead at 15-13, when he interrupted the ensuing two-point conversion attempt by the Indians

The Comet run game, lead by Brandon Sullivan, Connor Schreiber and Thomas Johnson ate up the clock in the fourth quarter as the Comet defense held strong, later sealing the 15-13 win.

Ballinger carried the ball for 47 yards and a touchdown to lead the Indians in rushing. Campbell passed for 46 yards and a touchdown.

Sullivan led the way for the Comets, carrying the ball for 141 yards and a touchdown. Dickson’s Rusty Beard threw for 59 yards and a touchdown in the win.Keshon Johnson led the Comets receiving corp, racking up 40 yards and a touchdown. 

Friday night, Dickson (1-2) will look to turn its win into a winning-streak with Lexington visiting the Comets on homecoming. Tishomingo (0-3) will go on the road to take on Healdton seeking their first win of the season.

Coach Day said there is plenty of things the team needs to clean up going forward for their team to continue their success.

“Now we know how to win and how to win close,” Day said. “That’ll help us moving forward. That’s the process, we’re just going to progress every week and try to get better.”