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Davis prepares for Blue-Gray Bowl / January 02, 2020
Halifax County High School linebacker Brandon Davis is in Florida, preparing for Saturday’s all-star football game at the home of the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Bucs.

Davis is part of the pay-to-play show for the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.

He is drawing interest for his college football career, after proving his worth to the Comet football team this season.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder will play linebacker for the North squad in the all-star showdown, coached by Arlen Harris, an NFL veteran with experience playing for the Rams and Lions. Harris’ defensive coordinator is George Teague, another former NFL player with the Dallas Cowboys.

Davis said, “it is a very humbling experience to come down here (the Tampa area) and represent Halifax County.”

He’s looking forward to lining up against some higher-level football players.

ESPN 3 has television coverage, and Davis is enjoying highlights from the trip to the Sunshine State.

He enjoyed the flight, and savored pre-bowl activities like a visit to Universal Studios, one of the top tourist attractions in the country.

Davis savors the opportunity to show leadership on the field, and will play middle linebacker. He’s donning jersey no. 44 for the game.

The Comet senior is undecided about his college choice. He plans to know more after the game, with the idea of landing a scholarship.

“My goal is to get a scholarship to play college football, and stand out (in the sport), and hopefully play in the NFL one day.”

Comet football coach Grayson Throckmorton said this trip is “going to be a really good thing for him, because it’s going to get him some exposure. He’s going to meet some different people and different coaches, and it’s going to be one of those things that opens some doors for him.”

“Really happy for him,” said Throckmorton.

CHAPPELL MAKES ALL-STATE: Traivius Chappell made the Virginia High School Coaches Association first team all-state squad as a receiver.

Throckmorton said this is a high honor. The Comet coach attended the all-star game at University of Virginia Wise on Dec. 15.

Chappell played well, and started. He alternated every other series and had one catch for about 10 yards, Throckmorton said.

Chappell made a nifty catch on an out route, and represented HCHS “in the greatest way,” Throckmorton said.

Chappell’s Red team lost the all-star game to the Blue team.

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