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Comets hit the road

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Grayson Throckmorton takes the Halifax County High School varsity football team on the road for the first time Friday.

Halifax will meet Dan River Friday night in Ringgold.

Throckmorton is trying to get the Comets to view the season as a series of two-game splits.

“The kids understand, we split (the first two-game set). We starting another two-game set against Dan River and Tunstall,” said Throckmorton.

“They’re buying into what we’re doing,” said Throckmorton of the Comet gridders.

“Very happy with the progress,” he said.

Halifax knows its needs to build upon the progress made in the win over the Rockets. Halifax had explosive plays from its offense, solid contributions on defense, and impact plays from special teams.

Throckmorton said the Comets are making strides. Halifax still has some personnel absences due to injuries, and Throckmorton said Halifax is battling to get past this issue.

Throckmorton said the Comets have had to face challenges so far, whether they are weather-related or some schedule interruptions.

The Comets are getting used to playing at a new venue, with some changes, as Halifax seeks to adjust to playing at Dan River.

He said the Wildcats present a challenge, with a formidable skill play group. Dan River makes good use of its quarterback to present problems for opposing defenses.

“Very good football team,” said Throckmorton.

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