While there is no such thing as a “Game 7” in high school football, there is a win-or-go home scenario.
While there is no such thing as a “Game 7” in high school football, there is a win-or-go home scenario. The Dickson Comets are facing such a situation this week if they want to extend their season. One game separates the blue and white from a second straight trip to the playoffs. At 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Comet Field, Dickson will have its chance for glory as the Comets take on the Comanche Indians, with the winner receiving the fourth and final playoff spot out of District 2A-8. Awaiting the winner will be a first round playoff matchup against the District 2A-8 champion Washington Warriors next week in Washington. Dickson coach Steve Day said his game plan is very simple and very detailed for this week with everything on the line. “Defensively, alignment and assignment are key this week for our players,” he said. “Comanche is going to try and stress our gaps, and get our players out of position and phase as well. We have to be right and be where we need to be.” “Their (Comanche) wide receivers can run really well so we need to keep everything in front and rally to the ball,” Day added. “Offensively, we need to get back to what we do best. Our running game has struggled the last couple of weeks, and our linemen have to hit their targets and our backs have to make their cuts. We can’t make mistakes on special teams either. Our goal is to wrap up and run to the ball quickly so we can contain.” Comanche enters this game with a 5-4 overall record and a 3-3 district record, while the Comets are 3-6 overall and 3-3 in district play. Dickson started the season losing three straight, but appeared to be steadying the ship as the Comets won their first two district games before falling against Davis. A victory over Tishomingo managed to keep the Comets in the playoff hunt, setting up this contest. It’s been a different story all together for the Indians, who are on the verge of a collapse in district play after starting the campaign with three straight wins over Marietta, Coalgate and Tishomingo. Comanche won five out of its first six games, but has lost three straight to Davis, Lindsay and Kingston, which includes a 44-0 loss last week against the Redskins.