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Tae’Veyon Powell breaks away from a Martinsville defender to score in Thursday’s 39-0 win (David Conner II photos) / October 07, 2018
Productive, positive finishes continue for the Halifax County High School jayvee football team.

The Comets defeated Martinsville, 39-0. Halifax amassed 309 total yards and 264 on the ground.

In the first quarter the Comets scored on a 10 yard reception by Colby Hancock from quarterback Kameron Roberts. The PAT was good from Colby Hancock and the Comets had a quick start on the first possession.

On their third possession the Comet quarterback connected with Mikyler Smalls on a 34-yard scoring pass. The conversion failed, but Halifax led 13-0.

In the third period, Tay’Veon Powell scored on a 19 yard run. the two-point conversion failed. Then Saeed Buster added a 41-yard run, with no conversion.

In the fourth quarter, Buster would strike again with a 45 yard scoring run. Gabe Brankley added the PAT.

The last score would came on a nine-yard run by fullback and backup quarterback Zakri Clark.

The Comet defense was stingy all night as they only gave up 113 total yards to Martinsville.

“We played extremely hard and I was impressed with how we picked up our assignments and followed the game plan that was put in. Our defensive front was stout, and our linebackers were running around making plays,” said coach Thomas Turbeville.

“Keithen Garner and Briley Moore played big for us tonight and they have bright futures ahead of them. Our defensive backs played great coverage, didn’t let anything get behind them, and came up to support against the run. And we got contributions from our special teams in the kicking game,” said Turbeville.

“It was a very good performance from our team in all three phases. Now we have to get back to work and prepare for another quality opponent in Franklin County, and stay grounded and humble and ready to work to achieve our goal of trying to win the district title,” said Turbeville.

The Comets are now 4-1, 3-0 Piedmont District.

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