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Comets face a tough Magna Vista team / October 24, 2019
GW-Danville dominated Halifax County High School Friday night, but the Eagles still trail the Comets by one spot in the latest updated VHSL power ratings.

Halifax is fourth in the latest 4D ratings, with an average of 23.8. GW is slightly behind the Comets in fifth place, at 23.7.

This week’s Comet opponent on the road is Magna Vista.

The Warriors are third in the Region 3D rankings. The Warriors are 6-1, 3-0 Piedmont District.

Coach Grayson Throckmorton understands that Halifax, now 5-2, 2-1, faces a severe test Friday.

Throckmorton said Magna Vista is a formidable opponent.

“They’re leading the Piedmont District they are a talented group. They do throw the ball quite a bit,” said Throckmorton, who estimated Magna Vista is 60-40 pass/run.

“We are a bit under the weather with some injuries. We’ve got guys who are hurt, we’ve kind of got our backs against the wall a little bit,” he said.

Throckmorton is trying to play patchwork defense with some guys not 100 percent right now.

“It’s going to be a challenge against a very good football team,” said Throckmorton.

Halifax has had not all that much success against Magna Vista, but Throckmorton has this Comet team playing with determination.

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