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Defense carries jayvees past MV

SoVaNow.com / October 01, 2012
The Halifax County High School jayvee football team capitalized on another stout performance from its defense en route to a 32-24 victory over Magna Vista Thursday.

Roland Brandon scored four touchdowns, with three coming on rushing attempts. Another score came on a terrific kickoff return.

Justin Logan also set the tone for the defense, returning an interception for a touchdown.

Myliek Clark also played an excellent game, while the linebackers were solid. The defense was especially strong in the second half.

Halifax is 5-1.

The contest was deadlocked, 6-6, at halftime.

“The kids decided to come out and play harder the second half. They found something,” said Comet coach Kenneth Day.

The Comets scored their first touchdown after William Brooks recovered a fumble on a punt. Brandon got the score. But Magna Vista scored to make it 6-6 at halftime.

Brandon returned the opening kickoff of the second half 90 yards to make it 12-6, but Magna Vista tied it again.

Then, it got a little wild in the final period.

Brandon got another touchdown, after long run by Justin Logan on a faked punt. Kyran Adams executed the two-point conversion to Clark, and HCHS led, 20-12.

Magna Vista scored with eight minutes left in the fourth, but failed to get the conversion. HCHS led, 20-18.

Brandon scored again on a 21-yard touchdown run to give Halifax a 26-18 lead. But Magna Vista answered, going downfield to make the score 26-24. HCHS then stopped the Warriors on the two-point conversion.

Magna Vista elected to try an onside kick. The Warriors recovered, but Logan picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown. That gave the Comets an eight-point margin.

The defense held Magna Vista in check afterwards.

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