DICKSON — A comet is described as a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust, but in Dickson, these Comets are anything but ice cold.

DICKSON — A comet is described as a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust, but in Dickson, these Comets are anything but ice cold. 

A 21-point first quarter set the tone Friday night for Dickson against Tishomingo, leading to a 41-6 victory over the Indians at Comet Field. 

The victory injected life into Dickson’s already strong playoff chances, as the Comets now need just one win from their final three contests to earn a postseason spot. 

Dickson will try and take its next step towards a playoff berth at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night against the district leading Kingston Redskins on the road. 

As it stands, the Comets currently sit in fourth place in the district 2A-8 standings at 4-3 overall and 3-1 in district play, Coalgate is third by virtue of owning the head-to-head tiebreaker against Dickson. 

“That’s the goal, we have to one out of the next three, we’d like to win all three,” Day said. “We have a big one up against Kingston they are a good team, well coached, physical and fast we will have to play really well on both sides of the ball.”

“We’re paying attention, we are paying attention in practice and and we are practicing well,” Day added. “We are doing what we are coached to do and those guys are put into positions to make plays, and when it is there opportunity they make those plays.”

Rusty Beard got the Comets on the board in the first quarter with a one-yard touchdown run, before Keshon Johnson made it 14-0 with a touchdown of his own.

Conner Schreiber made it 21-0 in the first quarter for Dickson. 

Brandon Sullivan then continued his strong season for the Comets as he scored the fourth touchdown of the game, putting Dickson up 28-0 in the second quarter.

After both teams forced a turnover on downs, the Comets scored once again to put the game out of reach when Johnny Smith scored on the first play of the drive for a 41 yard touchdown run to give the Comets a 34-0 lead. 

Tishomingo managed to get a consolation score just before halftime, making it 34-6 going into the locker room. 

In the second half the Comets continued to do what they did well in the first half, by running the ball and playing stout defense.

Starting their first drive of the second half from their own 26, the Comets marched downfield and put in their sixth touchdown of the game when Smith got his second touchdown of the game, this time from 33-yards out.  

The Comets finished the game with 463 yards rushing (Smith lead the team with 172) on six touchdowns on the ground. 

The defense forced two more second half turnovers to seal the game.

Dickson will have a matchup against Lindsay following their game against Kingston.