Dogs Take On Dickson Friday
The Dogs will look to get back on track this Friday when they travel to Dickson.
Sulphur (4-3, 3-1) fell in a tough district loss to Kingston last Friday night 30-26.
The Dogs had three turnovers, something Dixon noted has been an issue in all of Sulphur’s losses this season.
“You just cannot turn the ball over three times,” Sulphur head coach Jim Dixon said. “It was without a doubt the difference in the game.”
They will shift their focus to a Dickson squad that is just 1-6 on the year.
The Comets got their first win of the season last week over Little Axe 47-13.
And although they have just one win, Dixon says they are athletic, young and have been competitive this year.
“They are a lot better than they were last year,” he said. “They have been competitive this season and they definitely have some players.”
Dickson has lost close games to Comanche (30-20) and Madill (23-14) this year.
The Comets are led by senior quarterback Jack McDonald, a dual-threat signal-caller at 5-foot- 11, 165 lbs.
“He really throws the ball and can run it too,” Dixon said.
McDonald will be looking for the Comets’ best player when he drops back to pass in Jzavionn Bennett.
The sophomore it’s just 5-foot- 9, 135 lbs. but has some speed and lines up all over the place, according to Dixon.
“They have two or three really good receivers, but he is the best one,” Dixon said. “He can really catch the ball and makes a lot of plays for them. Sometimes they even line him up back there in the wildcat and let him run it. He’s definitely their most dangerous weapon.”
Dixon also spoke to how young the Comets are this season and how that insinuates they will only improve as the year goes on.
“They are a really young team,” he said. “They only start two seniors on offense and one senior on defense, so they are learning as they go but they have improved a the year has gone on.”
As for the Dogs, they hope to limit turnovers and play a clean game.
Sulphur has 11 turnovers in the three losses this year and just one in the four wins.
“We have to do a better job in taking care of the ball,” Dixon said. “It’s plain and simple. We have to execute and hold onto it.”
The Dogs will also be ushering in a new quarterback in senior TJ Todd.
He has played some this year, especially early in the year, rotating in with junior Reese Ratchford.
But with Ratchford going down for the year last Friday night, it is Todd’s time now, which is something Dixon is confident in.
“He has done a good job when he has been in there,” Dixon said. “And he has looked great in practice. He will keep improving and getting more comfortable in each of these last three games before the playoffs get here. Hopefully we can play well and he can build some nice confidence to close out the season, but we feel good about having him in there and think he will do a really good job for us.”
Kickoff Friday is at 7 p.m.