When the calendar rolls to November in the world of high school football, it can mean only one thing.

When the calendar rolls to November in the world of high school football, it can mean only one thing.

The playoffs have officially arrived.

However, the Dickson Comets haven’t been able to experience the postseason party since 2005, but have managed to turn that around this season.

At 7 p.m. Friday night at Falcon Stadium in Oklahoma City, the Comets will make their long awaited return to the playoffs, as they take on two-time defending state champion Millwood, in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.

The winner of this contest will meet either Vian or Hugo in the second round next week. 

While the Comets have just their second .500 or better record since 2004 at 5-5 and are a heavy underdog against the Falcons, the players and coaches in Comet country are just excited for the experience of playing one more week. 

“It will be a great experience for sure,” Day said. “I have never coached in the playoffs, and this is my third year as a head coach. I made the playoffs all four years while I was in high school, and that was a great experience for me so I am looking forward to these guys getting to experience that same feeling.” 

The two-time defending champs are currently riding a 38-game winning streak heading into the playoffs, with their last loss coming in 2015.

Millwood’s resume this season is stacked with quality victories, including a 30-20 over Class 3A’s No. 1 team in Heritage Hall, who won the Class 4A state championship last season. 

“They got a good offense, a good quarterback, a good running back and wide receiver,” Day said.

“We are going to have to find a way to contain them, and wrap up when we go in to make the tackles because they are really good at breaking those and making big plays.”

One of the players the Comets will have to contend with on the offensive side of the ball is Falcons junior running back Marcus Major Jr, who is already committed to the University of Oklahoma. 

During the regular season the Falcons were a tough team to overcome on both sides of the ball.

Offensively, the team amassed 506 points during the season (50.6 points per game) and defensively they allowed just 113 points against (11.3 points allowed per game).

When the Comets last made the playoffs in 2005, they were defeated 52-30 against Blanchard on the road. 

Defeating and upsetting the two-time defending state champions will be a tough task, but Day knows his team is capable of doing it.

“We are going to have to continue to not turn the ball over on offense, which we have really done a good job doing the last few weeks,” he said. 

“We are going to have to get stops on defense, and make good tackles on defense as well as have a good special teams game.”