A crucial game for playoff positioning takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday night as the Davis Wolves (1-4, 0-2) host the Dickson Comets (2-3, 1-1) in a matchup between district 2A-8 foes at Wolf Field.

A crucial game for playoff positioning takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday night as the Davis Wolves (1-4, 0-2) host the Dickson Comets (2-3, 1-1) in a matchup between district 2A-8 foes at Wolf Field.

The Comets are coming off a big 42-0 blowout victory over Marietta last week after losing their previous three games by a combined eight points.

The Comets are 1-1 in district play for the first time since 2014 and are looking to earn their first two-game district winning streak since the 2013 season.

With the victory over the Indians last week, the Comets feel like they have regained their confidence after a tough three game stretch. Coach Steve Day told his team heading into the matchup to just play their style of football, and the rest will fall into place.

“We talked about it all week, just playing to our level,” Day said. “The previous three weeks we had not played the best football we had in us, and on Friday we did not play our best, but we were able to win the game.”

This week the Comets face a Wolves opponent in unfamiliar territory. The Wolves have four losses for third time since 2004, but unlike the previous two times they have had four losses in a given season, the fourth loss came in the playoffs.

Davis has two district losses for the first time in more than 10 seasons, and coach Greg Parker knows how important each district game is from this point forward.

“Dickson is a good football team and every game here on out is very important to us,” Parker said. “We are definitely going to have to beat some good teams to get in.”

For Dickson, building on last weeks big victory, the focus remains on executing what they have practiced throughout the season.

“It goes back to what we focused on last week and moving into this week which is playing to our level,” Day said. “We didn’t really talk X’s and O’s on offense necessarily, we talked about playing better. We know how to do everything, we know who to block, where to run, where to throw it and catch it. We talked about tackling better on defense.”

Although the Wolves have gotten off to a slow start to start the season, the Comets have a tough task ahead of them on Friday.

The two teams have not faced each other in more than 10 years, but the Comets know of the atmosphere they are heading into on Friday night.

“None of our kids have played there before, they know the name and the history behind the program,” Day said. “It is a unique opportunity to go up to a cool atmosphere and kind of a historic site for high school football standards in Oklahoma.

“They (Davis) have played some quality opponents, and I have told my kids that they are not a 1-4 football team,” Day added. “They have just played really good opponents and if we don’t play well we’re going to get beat.”