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2015 Season Preview: Dickson Comets


DICKSON, OK -- Three head coaches in three years for the Dickson Comets as two seasons ago Jeremy Reed would leave for Altus and then just weeks ago David Gilliam went to take over as the athletic director at Plainview. 

Enter Bill Green.

"They needed a guy and I was willing to come in here and get with these kids and help them out and like I said, I told the superintendent, Mr. Case, I said, 'I think it's divine intervention, it was meant to be,' so we'll just see," Green said.

He would most recently serve as the head coach at Pauls Valley and now he is trading in the red and black for the colors he would wear while winning state titles in the Lone Star State.

"You say that, but for 21 years in Texas, 21 years straight I was royal blue and white, so I'm kind of back in the color scheme I'm used to," Green added.

The Comet players are responding to change well. Their six seniors are good at adapting.

"We're just not looking to look at the past, we're just going to move forward with whatever they give us. Life is about overcoming everything, just have to keep moving forward," senior lineman Sean Atnip said.

Flashback two years ago when these seniors were sophomores. The Comets would race  out to their best start in school history at 6-0. This year's Comets are hoping to one-up the 2013 squad.

"We don't want to reenact that, we want to do something better. We're looking not to follow any other classes, we want to do our own thing and really make a name for ourselves," Atnip added.

Along with that history they want playoffs, which is a place they haven't been since 2008.

"I would say a secondary goal obviously is to have a winning season and if you look at our schedule it's a fairly tough schedule, we're in a tough conference and we have some tough non-district opponent," Green concluded.