Two teams hungry for their first trip to the win column will meet up tonight in Ringling.

Two teams hungry for their first trip to the win column will meet up tonight in Ringling.

The Ringling Blue Devils will be welcoming the Dickson Comets at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Rick Gandy Memorial Stadium, as both teams will try to earn their first victory of the season.

Last week was a rough go for the Blue Devils as Ringling was stunned late in the second half losing 22-20 against Mangum on the road, while the Comets were off last week after losing their season opener on Aug. 30 against Lone Grove by a score of 49-13.

“Ringling is a big and physcial team from what I have seen on film,” Dickson coach Steve Day said. 

“Offensively, we have got to do a better job of scoring when we are in the redzone, and defensively we have got to wrap up the ball carrier. They (Ringling) have two solid backs, a good fullback, and a quarterback who is a threat to run the ball.”

“We also have to maintain our gaps and tackle well,” Day added. “Special teams are going to be big for us if we can create a big play to change the momentum of the game.”

As for the Blue Devils, they will be looking to avoid their first losing streak in the regular season under head coach Phil Koons.

“What I have seen from Dickson is they are pretty balanced with their offense,” Koons said. “They run the ball well, and they follow blocks well through the holes. On defense they are aggressive and they pursue the football well. They should provide us with a solid challenge.”

“We will be celebrating Homecoming this week, and we need to come out ready to play against Dickson,” Koons added. 

“We did not play well against Mangum.  We turned the ball over too many times to be successful. Mangum prepared well and played well. They definitely deserved the win. We played well at times, but we just came up short on the scoreboard.”

When these two teams met last season in Dickson, it was the Blue Devils coming away with a narrow 16-15 victory.