DENISON, Texas (KTEN)- "The three and a half Marshall, you know, we'll play them in a Wal-Mart parking lot. We don't care," Denison head coach Brent Whitson said. "That's just part of it, and it's a logistical nightmare, but that's for old men like me."

Denison Head Coach Brent Whitson has some planning to do but he and his squad are certainly excited for the playoffs a year after missing out entirely.

The Yellow Jackets will play at Marshall on Friday in a game where they'll be aiming to snap a 14-year drought without a playoff victory.

The last time Denison won a playoff game was during its 2009 state semifinal run.

But this year's team has plenty of momentum coming into this week. After a 1-3 start to district play, they rattled off three straight wins in order to make the playoffs.

And ahead of Friday, as Denison looks to break that drought, Whitson is keeping his message simple.

"Don't let it become fifteen," Whitson said. "We've talked about you've got to end that skid. That's a program building thing. Let's not mistake it, they have a lot of tradition here. We're trying to get a program back where it was and to do that, you have to win that in November."

"It's going to take everything," senior safety Kenyan Kelly added. "Being 14 years since we won one, knowing that the Class of 2024 was able to do it after 14 years, that would go down in history for sure in Denison."