SULPHUR, Okla. (KTEN) - Friday evening Sulphur will host Dickson as both teams aim to start the most important part of their season 1-0.

"It's the real season and we're 0-0," said Sulphur head coach Corey Cole. "There's not a rule out there where you have to be 15-0 to win a state championship or a district championship or whatever that is."

"In years past, we would show up to Sulphur and have to see what happens," said Dickson head coach Matt Suffal. "Our kids are going to start at the beginning of the game and know 'hey we've got a chance to play with this team.'"

After back-to-back 1-9 seasons, the Comets are out to a 3-0 start under third year head coach Matt Suffal.

"It's a different good feeling," said Dickson Junior Austin Hart. "It feels amazing to be able to do it at home with everyone I've been around."

While non-district games do not factor into playoff seeding, two of Dickson's three wins came by one score, which could help them in a four-quarter battle Friday night.

"It's helped tremendously with our fundamentals," said junior running back Jailyn Clark. "We've got to knock down on the mental mistakes but we're just ready for district."

On the other hand, Sulphur had to play a gauntlet of a non-district schedule with losses to state-ranked Washington then Davis. The Bulldogs then went south of the Red River and handled Whitesboro 62-21.

"We fixed all of our mistakes that we needed to fix," said Sulphur senior Damontre Patterson.

However, the road to how they got there will not mean much at 7:00 p.m. Friday knowing how competitive the schedule is ahead in 3A District 2.

"Dickson is 3-0 and they're going to come in with a lot of momentum but I promise you coach Suffal will tell you this is the most important one," said Cole.

"We're a common opponent, we know each other really well," said Suffal. "Our kids know each other really well so I expect a good game."