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Kenneth Davis Jr. picks up yardage against Martinsville. The Comets return home Friday after a two straight road games. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / October 11, 2018


Franklin County comes to Halifax County High School Friday for the first of a three-game home stand against the resurgent Comets.

The Eagles, 3-4, 1-1 Piedmont District, take on the Comets, who suddenly own a burst of confidence after a blowout win over Martinville.

Coach Grayson Throckmorton gets Franklin County, Patrick County, and Magna Vista before the regular season ends with GW-Danville in Danville.

Franklin County is less diverse, but the Eagles still have weapons in a potent ground game. Franklin County is also averaging 21.3 ppg, while yielding 19.4 ppg.

Halifax is 3-3 and a solid performance over the next three weeks would seem to solidify the first Class 5 playoff berth of the Throckmorton era.

But Throckmorton is not taking the visitors lightly.

“Franklin County, they do not have their star quarterback from last year.He graduated. He was extremely athletic and did a lot for the team,” said Throckmorton.

But he is mindful of the potency of the Eagles’ running game and the versatility of the offense.

Halifax and Frankin County will also not be playing each other next season, as the Eagles move over to the Blue Ridge district.

E,C. Glass and Dan River also drop off the Comets’ slate, Throckmorton said.

He said the Comets have scheduled Park View and Nottoway for next season, with one more to come.





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