Dickson coach Jeremy Reed was ready to see some changes for the better with the program.
The Comets installed a new offense before the season, turning to the triple option. During Friday night's 35-7 win against Madill, it worked to near perfection as the Comets improved to 6-0 for the first time in school history.
“We made a wholesale change in a lot of ways this offseason that have really, really paid dividends,” Reed said. “We're excited where we're at.”
Dickson rushed for more than 400 yards and in the process kept Madill's offense off the field as it totaled just 24 plays.
The Comets have just six seasons in school history that they have finished at .500 or above.
Reed credits the senior leadership of the Comets, including four-year starters Shawn McClellan, Chanler Tower and Collin Potter.
“It's been a tough place football-wise for years,” Reed said. “This is my third season and it just amounts to that the kids have bought into doing things in a unified way. We have a great senior class that's leading the charge.”
BETHANY, SEMINOLE RAISE OVER $7,000 IN TCC BOWL
The students of Bethany and Seminole high schools raised about $7,200 for children with disabilities in the fourth annual Children's Center Bowl Friday night at Bethany.
Seminole won the District 3A-2 game 41-0. The game capped a month-long effort at the two schools to raise money and awareness for children with complex medical and physical disabilities. Students sold T-shirts and held coin drives to raise money for The Children's Center.
‘EXPRESS' SHIFTS TO CW34 FOR SUNDAY NIGHT
With the Major League Baseball playoffs interrupting the usual schedule, the Oklahoma High School Sports Express hosted by Van Shea Iven will be televised on CW34 Sunday night. The high school sports highlight show will remain at its usual time of 10:30 p.m.
The Express usually airs on KOKH-25, which is broadcasting the MLB playoffs Sunday night.
DRUMRIGHT'S OVERSTREET PLAYS BIG
Drumright running back Tre'von Overstreet had an impressive night in defeat Friday.
The sophomore rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns and had over 100 return yards, including an 85-yard return TD. And he added nine tackles on defense.
HINTON'S WEST OK AFTER SCARE
Hinton and Washington's game Friday was called early when Hinton's Dallas West suffered an injury that left him feeling numbness in his lower body.
Washington won the game 57-14.
West, though, is home and OK, according to coach Chad Broughton.
“I looked on film,” he said. “There was a fumble and then several people diving after the fumble. I don't know if they hit him in his head or what, but he had some numbness in his lower body.
“He ended up being OK.”