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Comets host Martinsville for Homecoming / October 10, 2019

Halifax County High School varsity football is ranked third among eight teams in the updated Class 4D region numbers.

But the Comets, 4-1 after a workmanlike win over Bassett Friday, still have two tough games in the second half, both on the road. Halifax will have to travel to GW in two weeks and also visit Magna Vista, which has a talented squad.

The Comets get Martinsville Friday for Homecoming.

Coach Grayson Throckmorton said Monday night that the Bulldogs cannot be overlooked.

The Bulldogs are struggling this season, and new coach Bobby Martin has them moving in a positive direction.

“He’s got numbers out. He’s got some athletes that can play in space. They’re just trying to put it together,” said Throckmorton.

Martinsville has enough athleticism to be able to hurt opponents in big play situations.

“We’re going to have to play fundamentally sound football and execute the best we can,” said Throckmorton. “Good things will happen if we do that.” HCHS has to play with control and keep its cool, in a football sense.

The Comets are shooting for their fifth win, and a positive outcome here would guarantee at least a .500 regular season. Halifax is also looking to host a Region 4D playoff game.

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