It has been often said that “All good things come to those who wait.”
At 7:30 p.m. Friday night in Dickson, the Comets might be able to take a step towards possibly ending their long wait for a taste of the postseason.
With the visit of the Tishomingo Indians comes a golden opportunity for Dickson to earn its third district victory of the season, something the program hasn’t achieved since 2005, when they won four district games.
Last week the Comets were able to stun the Davis Wolves 28-13 at Wolf Field, and Comets coach Steve Day has attributed the teams recent run of good form to limiting turnovers.
“We stopped turning the ball over on offense,” he said. “We’re starting to win the turnover margin which is huge. Early on in the season we were down or equal to (turnovers) and the last few weeks we have forced six turnovers and only turned over once which has been big for us.”
Last week the Comet defense stepped up huge, scoring two touchdowns on pick-sixes and forcing a fumble.
Ironically, the last time these two teams met last year, the Comets were able to make history that night as well.
Dickson was able to defeat the Indians,
snapping what was then a 12-game losing streak which had been going on since October 2015.
On that night running back Brandon Sullivan rushed for a total of 141 yards and a touchdown, with quarterback Rusty Beard throwing for 59 yards and a touchdown as well.
History is not on the side of the Indians, who enter at 3-3 and 1-2 overall as they have not won in Dickson since the 2010 season.
A victory could possibly launch the Comets into third place in district 2A-8, with games against district co-leaders Lindsay and Kingston coming over the next two weeks.
Besides rewriting history, coach Day knows how important this game is for the team to continue its
push to the playoffs for the first time since 2005.
“We try to say its just one game at but they’re not dumb, they know what’s at stake,” he said. “So we
are trying to approach each week like it is a playoff game because we can not afford to lose one or two games out of our last remaining four. We’re are trying to approach it as a win and stay or  lose and go home type of mentality.”