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Comets face a struggling Rocket team Friday / September 12, 2019
The Halifax County High School varsity football team stays at home Friday to meet border rival Person County, now 0-3.

Person fell to Riverside of Durham, N.C., last week, and the Comet staff was on hand to watch the game. The Comets and Rockets have also exchanged film.

Halifax should be fired up, with a chance to go 2-0.

“Even though they are 0-3, they (PC) are a decent team, they’ve played tough competition. You can’t go by record …anybody can beat anybody on any given day,” said coach Grayson Throckmorton.

Person County plays tough, hard football. The Rockets are ‘well-coached’, and they are working to adjust to a new system.

“I think it’s two schools that are very similar, close in proximity which is good for the border rivalry,” said Throckmorton.

The players know each other, in some cases. There are other factors that make this rivalry good for both schools.

“The team that plays tough football, makes the least amount of mistakes and capitalizes at the right time will win the football game,” said Throckmorton.

Park View will provide the opposition at home next week, before HCHS has to travel for the first time.

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