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Football practice opens

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The Halifax County High School varsity football and the support team behind the program hosted a preseason kickoff Tuesday. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / July 31, 2014
The 2014 varsity football season for Halifax County High School begins with earnest today with the opening day of practice.

The Comets were treated to a cookout Tuesday in advance of the opening of practice.

Comet coach Kenneth Day stressed that this event shows how the community cares. With enough community support behind them, Day expressed the hope that the season will turn out right.

“It makes the kids want to do well for everybody else, not just for themselves,” said Day. “The kids are really working hard.”

Day said the Comets have been working hard in off-season drills, and he said the staff is working on getting the different schemes in place for the football team.

Everyone is performing well so far, with no major injuries. Plus, there are some surprises with new turnout in camp this season, and they might fill some holes, Day said.

“We’ve got a lot of young kids. That’s going to make the program get better and better,” said Day.

The Comets start the season Aug. 29. Thursday is the first official day of pre-season drills. All of the other Comet fall sports begin on Monday.

On Aug. 15, the Comets will be part of a three-team rotation with Staunton River and Prince Edward high schools. The Comets have a benefit game with Buckingham on Aug. 22.

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