If there is one thing that is for certain during the course of a season, it’s that nothing is for certain.
If there is one thing that is for certain during the course of a season, it’s that nothing is for certain. The Davis Wolves are a perfect example of this theory. Throughout the first half of the season, the Wolves were winless, and had struggled to score more than 20 points in any contest. How times have changed the last two weeks. Victories over Dickson and Comanche have put the Wolves in position to possibly steal a playoff spot late in District 2A-8. At 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Wolf Field, the Wolves have a chance to take one more step towards a return to the postseason, as they host the Coalgate Wildcats. Davis currently sits at 2-4 overall and 2-2 in district play, while Coalgate is winless on the season at 0-7 overall and 0-4 in district play. The Wolves currently sit just outside the postseason spots in fifth overall, but do own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Dickson Comets following their victory two weeks ago. While the postseason possibilities aren’t lost on Wolves head coach Greg Parker, he isn’t looking past Coalgate despite their winless record. “Coalgate has had some struggles this season,” Parker said. “But they have been showing steady improvement on the defensive side of the ball the last few weeks. They led Lindsay at one point last week, so that’s something to remember.” “We have to make sure that we continue to improve on both sides of the ball,” Parker added. “We’re still fighting for a playoff spot, so we treat every game from here on out with the same importance.” Last week it was the Wolves defense who stole the show and two interceptions from the Comanche Indians, as Davis won 35-13. Coalgate meanwhile struggled at home against the Lindsay Leopards, losing 48-9. A victory for the Wolves combined with a loss by the Comets would move the Wolves into fourth place in the district standings with two games left in the regular season. Last year when these two teams met in Coalgate, it was the Wildcats winning by a score of 20-6. Davis last defeated the Wildcats in 2017 by a score of 44-18, while the Wildcats also lost their last visit to Wolf Field in 2016 when they were defeated by a score of 43-14.