While the Dickson Comets are on the doorstep of history, they aren’t ready to celebrate quite yet.

While the Dickson Comets are on the doorstep of history, they aren’t ready to celebrate quite yet.

At 7 p.m. Friday night at Comet Field, Dickson will try and take its next step towards a historic playoff berth as the Comets play host to the Lindsay Leopards on Senior Night. 

A victory would lock up the first playoff berth for Dickson since 2005 and move them into third place in district 2A-8, but a loss might not be as damaging as one would think. 

Should the Comanche Indians fall against Kingston, it would ensure the Comets will finish with less losses than their opponents in the final week of the season.

Dickson enters this contest at 4-4 overall and 3-2 in district play, while the Leopards currently sit at 5-3 overall and 4-1 in district play.

Last week the Comets suffered a tough 36-0 loss against district-leading Kingston, while the Leopards easily defeated Comanche 42-6. 

“We had a plan to take Friday, Saturday and Sunday off to energize coming back for this next week,” Dickson coach Steve Day said. “We were still down about it (the loss), and rightfully so, but we had a good practice and responded well.”  

“We still know what is in front of us,” Day added. “We still control our own destiny. We can still make the playoffs and do all the stuff we wanted to do at the beginning of the year.”

Defending home field has been one of the reasons why the Comets are on the brink of making the playoffs as they are outscoring opponents 123-47, having allowed just six points at home in their last two contests.

Playing well on the road has not been a struggle for the Leopards this season, as they are 2-1 and have out scored opponents 90-31 in those contests.