The Person High School football team opens the second half of its season Thursday night in a position to take a big step towards accomplishing one major goal coach Carl Smith Jr. set before the start of the year --- make the playoffs.

The Rockets will travel to Northwood tonight for a key Central Conference matchup. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and was moved up a day because of the rain threat from the imminent landfall of Hurricane Ian in the Gulf of Mexico.