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Comets prepare to play four games in three weeks / October 18, 2018
It’s time for the Comet varsity football team to buckle up.

Halifax County High School will soon play four games in a period starting tomorrow night, from Oct. 19 to Nov. 2.

Three will be at home.

Halifax will host Homecoming Friday when Patrick County comes to town.

The following Friday is Senior Night, when Magna Vista visits Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.

Then, on Monday, Oct. 29, Halifax hosts Franklin County in makeup action from last week.

All home games are at 7 p.m.

Finally, the regular season ends when the Comets go to GW-Danville Friday, Nov. 2.

COUGARS ON THE PROWL: Patrick County visits Halifax Friday for Homecoming.

Comet coach Grayson Throckmorton said Patrick is improved.

Patrick has two wins after defeating Martinsville last week. Halifax is 3-3.

“Of all the teams we have played, they are the most improved team. They’ve changed their offense a little bit, gone to a single wing look. They have more players out and more beefier sized linemen,” Throckmorton said.

“We have athletes that can match up fairly well. We have a little bit of a speed factor over them. We’ve got to play well and not make mistakes,” he said.

“I think we’ll have a good chance to win the ballgame,” said Throckmorton.

Halifax has seen considerable improvement recently.

“The last three weeks, we’ve come together as one total unit,” with guys playing with team unity.

Fullback Herbert Brooks has played well, and has been a stalwart on the offense, Throckmorton said.

Zyliek Perkins and Otis Slayton have also played well, and have contributed to special teams.

It’s always a plus, when teams can generate have solid return yardage, Throckmorton said.

Halifax is jelling together and playing with better team chemistry, the coach said.

Throckmorton is also happy with the work of the defense, which has adopted a “bend, don’t break” mentality.

Throckmorton said he’s got a special defensive plan ahead for Franklin County, which involves getting extra players packed into the box to combat a strong, physical running game. Halifax will probably use some of those elements against Patrick.

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