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Comets find scrimmage success

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William Davis dives for yardage in HCHS varsity football scrimmage action against Randolph Henry.
SoVaNow.com / August 19, 2019
The Halifax County High School varsity and jayvee football teams performed well in the first test of the new season, and there were no major injuries.

The Halifax varsity scored three times in the second half against Randolph-Henry High Schol in Charlotte Courthouse Saturday. No special teams participated.

The jayvees scored four times.

R-H was kept off the scoreboard in both games.

“Varsity-wise, the first half we started out a little sluggish. We didn’t play with a lot of emotion. We didn’t score in the first half,” Comet coach Grayson Throckmorton said.

“Then we got some things right at halftime and got a little motivation, scored three times,” said Throckmorton.

Christian Mack scored the first rushing touchdown on a rocket sweep.

Mikyler Smalls scored again on a sweep. Mekhjah Boyd went left for the final ground score.

Smalls’ scored was set up by a quality post reception from quarterback Thomas Lee to Nick Hamlett.

Lee performed well, throwing and running with authority. Throckmorton said Lee’s running game was “a pleasant surprise.”

Throckmorton used two quarterbacks, as Kamron Roberts also had positive moments.

Mack ran well, and William Davis made good blocks.

The offensive line had a quality performance. “We don’t have a lot of offensive linemen,” said Throckmorton. Halifax got good blocking from Kamron Turbeville and Tyheem Young-Wood.

Defensively, Brandon Davis proved to be a stalwart. Davis and fellow ‘backer Zyon Wilson had a quality outing.

JAYVEE NOTES: The Comets had a strong first start with four scores. The defense had a shining effort and Savion Howard had a strong running effort.

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