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Comets open play Saturday

South Boston News / March 04, 2021
Halifax County High School varsity football gets its first real taste of competition on Saturday at 2 p.m. when they host Bassett High School to open the 2021 football season.

In a release from HCHS, attendance of spectators will not be open to the public for football or volleyball. Because of the COVID – 19 restrictions we will only allow family members of the participants to attend the home games.

There will be no visitors’ fans for football or volleyball at Piedmont District games.

Home volleyball games will be streamed on the NFHA Network.

Home football games will be streamed on the NFHS Network if we can get it operational. If not, we will steam on Facebook live or YouTube.

The team has been battling through bad weather, COVID-19 protocols and a host of other issues attempting to condition and practice.

Coach Robert Senseney acknowledges the process has been frustrating at times for players and coaches but says the team continues to press forward.

Senseney said the season is currently being measured on how well they perform on a daily basis. The team was just getting in full gear this week.

“At this point we’re still trying to get everyone out to practice,” Senseney said. “We’re not there yet; still working on things and cleaning things up.”

Offense and defense plays run on Saturday will be limited just due time limitations for learning. Senseney is looking for things to improve as the squad can get more field time behind them.

The Comets are facing what a lot of teams are dealing with during a time of a pandemic, finding any semblance of a normal sports season right now. Senseney said their current shortcomings aren’t due to any lack of effort with the players or coaches, but really other hurdles.

The coach said though they are still getting up to speed the will be ready to perform Saturday and get right back to improving at the next practice.

“Really for us we’re not thinking about Saturday we’re thinking about how good did we look today in practice,” Senseney said. “We’re two weeks behind; we’re just in a tough spot.”

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