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SOL test scores: Mixed bag

Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains

Judge nixes lawsuit by motorsports instructor

Case dismissed after Wilborn contested firing

Jobless rate rises to 8.8 percent in July

Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped from 8.3 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July. Over 900 people left the labor force, which numbered 15,974 in June, but fell to…

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Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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Comets work to reverse slide into winless abyss

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SoVaNow.com / October 10, 2013
Halifax County High School football, which seeks to reverse a losing slide Friday with the annual Homecoming game against Bassett, continues to struggle with ball security issues.

The Comets have thrown 11 interceptions and lost nine fumbles en route to an 0-5 start.

Tyler Stephens has returned from a broken foot and leads the Comets at quarterback. He has 12 completions in 36 attempts, for 149 yards and one touchdown, with four interceptions.

Comet passers have 38 completions in 97 attempts, for 455 yards through the air, with four touchdown passes and 11 picked off.

Stephens has also carried the ball 34 times for 151 yards, 4.4 yards per carry.

Roland Brandon leads the Comet running attack. Brandon has carried the ball 80 times for 419 yards, a 5.2 ypc average. He has three touchdowns. The Comet ground game has produced 856 yards on 192 carries, with six touchdowns and nine fumbles.

Truman Brown has 12 receptions for 150 yards, while Brandon has shown his versatility with seven receptions for 61 yards and two touchdowns. He has an average of 8.7 yards per gain.

DISTRICT LOOK: GW-Danville, Magna Vista and Martinsville all share 2-0 marks in the Piedmont district.

GW is 5-1 overall, while Magna Vista is 4-1 and Martinsville has a 2-4 mark.

Beyond that, Tunstall is 1-1 in the district and 2-4 overall. Franklin County is 1-1 and 1-5 overall.

Bassett, this week’s Comet opponent, is 0-2 in the district and 1-4 overall. HCHS and Patrick County are both 0-2 and 0-5 overall.

This week, Pulaski County visits Franklin County; Bassett travels to Halifax County; Magna Vista travels to Martinsville and GW-Danville makes the trek to Patrick County.

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