DICKSON, OK -- The Dickson Comets saw their best start in school history soaring to a perfect 6-0 last year. Unfortunately for them, they'd stall out losing their last four and miss out on the playoffs.
"For us that's going to be our foundation. We're going to start from there and build up. We plan on doing better than last year and continue getting better as the years go by," senior Comet Bryar Byrne said.
"Last year we talked about starting something and we did we started it. So this year we're talking about finishing," head coach David Gilliam added.
They'll move forward with a new head coach in Gilliam. He's a guy that's been around the program for awhile and the Comets are already comfortable with.
"Very excited. Glad he got the job. He's a good guy. Good coach," junior Comet quarterback Cole King said.
Their district saw some changes with Atoka, Purcell and Pauls Valley all leaving. They'd add Marlow and Comanche to make it a seven-team district meaning they'll have to win three-of-their-six league games to achieve their goal.
"Right now the only goal we've laid out there is playoffs. You know, we were 6-4 last year and came short of making the playoffs and the school hasn't been in the playoffs for I think 10 years. So, we're just saying playoffs. That's our one goal," Gilliam said.
The Comets are one of those teams you can't sleep on. Especially with all the returning talent.
They also have an intangible so common around southern Oklahoma.
"We're scrappy man. We don't give up," senior Comet running back and linebacker Chris Bamburg said.