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Defense carries jayvees past MV
SoVaNow.com / October 01, 2012The 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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