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Comets show reason for some optimism / September 11, 2017
Grayson Throckmorton has reason for optimism heading into the third week of the Halifax County High School varsity football season.

The Comets routed Person County Friday night, splitting two games coming out of the box.

Throckmorton is trying to break down the season into a series of five two-game splits, and Halifax has at least avoided losing two straight at home. That could have been troublesome for the Comets, especially with a tough road game looming against Dan River Friday.

Throckmorton also relished the overall contributions from the offense, the defense and special teams in the win over the Rockets.

“We got things turned around. The guys came out and played like they’re capable (of),” he said.

“That makes for a good night.”

“We worked on a few things. We worked on our mindset a little bit,” Throckmorton said.

Halifax got solid rushing, an dose of explosiveness with the passing game and contributions on special teams.

“Things clicked for us. We did what we had to do running the ball to set up our passing game,” said Throckmorton.

The defense swarmed to the ball. They lined up better and did a better job running to the football.

The Comet offense worked better as a unit, communicating better, and improved their earlier problems with being offsides.

“The bottom line, if we continue to do this ... the sky’s the limit for these guys,” said Throckmorton.

Halifax won the turnover battle.

Throckmorton said the players needed to see success, especially after hard work of the preseason.

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