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Comets seeking to double win total from year ago

SoVaNow.com / October 05, 2017
Halifax County High School varsity football is seeking to double its win total from last season Friday night.

The Comets, who finished 2-8 a year ago is now 3-2 and hosts Martinsville Friday.

Coach Grayson Throckmorton is preparing for a good Martinsville team.

“We want to win the second one of our two-game series,”said Throckmorton. The coach is stressing to the players to break down the season into a series of two-game sets.

The Bulldogs have talent and are well-coached, said Throckmorton.

Martinsville is 2-3 after last Friday’s win over Tunstall.

Martinsville runs “a very unique offense. They give you multiple formations that are very odd and unbalanced formations. They’re trying to utilize their personnel in the run game,” Throckmorton said.

The scheme is different from what prep teams normally see. Halifax is seeking to work harder on alignments and assignment football and recognize the different formations the Bulldogs use.

Throckmorton said it would be great if Halifax could improve to 4-2. “If we can win this ballgame, that puts us in a better situation going on the road for the next three games. It still sticks in my craw that we lost that one game to Dan River,” said Throckmorton.

“We really have to focus on this week. If we can win this ballgame at home and make it 4-2, that would really mean a ton of good things for the future,” said Throckmorton.

TEAM LEADER: Ryan Moore is progressing as the Comet quarterback.

Throckmorton said the junior is doing a really good job. Throckmorton said Moore had a hard time even calling the plays, because the offense was so brand new to him. “Now, it’s flowing with him, it’s clicking. He understands how one play feeds off another play, and how they branch off.

He’s understanding the different things I’ve been coaching to where he can have the upper hand on executing the plays and so forth,” said Throckmorton.

Moore was the offensive player of the week. He ran for one score and threw for two more.

“He holds everything together with what we’re trying to do,”said Throckmorton.

Halifax has Moore for the rest of the season, and the junior is expected to return next year. He will have more time in Throckmorton’s system.

Moore is gaining confidence in his game management skills.

Last Friday, after the Homecoming win over Bassett, the junior assessed his performance.

“We started off pretty good actually the first half. Then, I threw an interception. We came back like we always do,” said Moore.

Moore and the Comets had a strong second half. On the night, Moore connected on scoring passes to Traivius Chappell and Tucker Harris.





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