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South Boston News / September 18, 2019
The Halifax County High School varsity Comet football team has a chance to improve to 3-0. Park View provides the opposition here tomorrow.

Beyond this test, Halifax has a very difficult road test at Jefferson Forest, and another future opponent, Magna Vista (3-0) is also playing well.

But those are worries for future weeks. Park View has the full attention of Comet football coach Grayson Throckmorton for now.

He is particularly excited about the prospects of an unbeaten start.

“That would be a really good thing, exactly where we’d like to be,” said Throckmorton.

Throckmorton said Park View mixes power formations and a spread look. “They’re very diverse. They give you some different things that you have to prepare for. We’re going to have a couple of different defenses ready go, according to what they give us.

“They’re scrappy, a little small in size. But they’re very aggressive and they get after it. They stay with their blocks, they’re all over the field,” said the Comet coach.

“They’re going to be a decent football team. We’re going to have everything together,” said Throckmorton.

The Comets put in new schemes on offense and defense that proved helpful in the win over the Rockets.

He pledged improvement across the board.

“We’re improving nicely. We’ve got to continue to plug along and do (the basics) a little bit better,” he said.

Halifax has avoided the injury bug.

Throckmorton said the Comets are making progress, coming together as the offense, defense and special teams are meshed together into a team that has looked good so far.

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