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Comets seek Senior Night rebound

SoVaNow.com / November 07, 2019


With one game left in the regular season, Halifax County High School varsity football remains in line to host the regional playoff game, with arch rival GW-Danville the projected opponent.

This would be the first time the Comets have hosted in the regional playoffs since 1991.

Halifax (6-3) meets Tunstall Friday. GW-Danville (6-3) has a game with Martinsville.

The margin between the four and five teams is razor thin. Halifax has 25.5 points, while GW is in fifth at 25.3.

Halifax is coming off a lackluster performance in the loss to Patrick County, while GW lost to Magna Vista.

The Comets lost to GW in the regular season.

Coach Grayson Throckmorton said Tuesday the latest news is positive for Halifax. The Comets are still in line for a home playoff game.

Tunstall is 1-8, but they are a spread team with some speed. Tunstall is better than their record indicates, according to Throckmorton.

Halifax won’t need a lesson, presumably, in taking opponents lightly, after the failed visit to Patrick County.

Throckmorton will be preaching that message this week.

Halifax is also is improving a little bit on the injury front. Throckmorton said the staff was waiting for more medical reports regarding some clearances for Friday’s game.

It’s also Senior Night.

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