Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


October 4, 2013

Panthers host 4-0 Comets — The Dickson Comets are riding a high as they enter this week’s district contest with the Pauls Valley Panthers.

The Comets are off to their best start in school history and for the second straight year find themselves at 4-0 to start the season including 1-0 in district play.

Over the last 10 years, Dickson has only beaten Pauls Valley twice, once in 2003 and again in 2005. Last year the Comets were 4-0 coming into the game and the Panthers beat them 28-6 starting a six game losing streak for the Comets.

In his third Dickson head coach Jeremy Reed knows the importance of getting off to a good start in district play.

“We are hitting the meat of the schedule,” Reed said. “It’s important to get another district win in a very competitive district. We have to perform every week - there are no off-weeks.”

Dickson has a very solid ground game led by quarterback Chris Bamburg. The junior has rushed for 419 yards and has 6 touchdowns in the flexbone offense.

“They have a strong junior kid playing quarterback, Bamburg,” PV head coach Bill Green said. “He’s a very good operator from the wishbone and running the triple option.”

The Comets don’t throw the ball very much but Bamburg has 196 yards through the air on 8 completions, one of which was a touchdown.

If we want to slow down their offense we have to stop him (Bamburg),” Green said. “We are going to have to make them get the ball to someone else.”

Four other Comet players have rushed for over 100 yards this season. Shawn McClellan has 187 yards on 34 carries with 2 touchdowns, Chance Towler 169 yards and 4 touchdowns,

Bryce Byrne 141 yards and 2 touchdowns and Dylon McGee 140 yards.

The Comets are averaging 315 yards per game on the ground and 360 total yards.

The Comets have a solid defense led by Byrne who has 42 tackles on the season.

“Defensively, they operate out of the 5-2 defense,” Green said. “They have a big kid up front about 300 pounds playing nose guard that does a real good job.

Dickson has only given up 56 points out of their 5-2 defensive front in the first four weeks and have held opponents to an average of 90 yards rushing and 139 passing per game.

Byrne lead the defense with 42 tackles from his free safety position. Linebacker Windblood is next on the team with 37.

The Panthers have had trouble hanging on the football with over 5 turnovers per game. They have to hang on to the football this week if they want to crack the win column.

“We can’t turn the ball over,” Green said. “In every game we are averaging two turnovers inside the red zone and giving teams short fields. We are just giving up too many points off turnovers.”

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