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‘I’m extremely proud of our guys’ - Throckmorton

South Boston News / November 18, 2019
Comet football coach Grayson Throckmorton would be the first to tell anyone who cares about football about the importance of a stout defense.

GW linebackers Ahmad Poole and Deandrian Towler had key roles and the Eagles throttled Halifax Friday in its regional playoff opener in South Boston.

Eagle coach Nick Anderson said the linebackers did their job reading the Comet offense. Hew explained that stuffing the Comets revolved around how to read the movement of the guards.

The Comets only scored with two seconds left, after turnover issues and inconsistency hampered Halifax all night.

“I’m extremely proud of our guys,” Throckmorton said.

“We went through a lot. Most people who are on the outside do not see everything you have to go through. We had the injury bug hit us, more like an injury plague. We had our backs against the wall for most of the season. We kept digging out and getting our nose above water.” “Our guys played tough the whole night,” he said.

“All week long we worked hard. We worked to win the ballgame because we were bent and determined we weren’t going to have a 62-27 game again. I think it showed we worked hard all week to prepare, and we came out and played tough.”

Throckmorton praised the work of the GW defense, which emerged as a difference-maker in this regional showdown.

“We played as tough as we possibly could. We did make a couple of mistakes here and there that we didn’t need, but overall, their defense won the game.

“As tough as our defense played, their defensive unit played extremely tough against us,” he said.

“I was really proud of our defense. We gave up the opening kickoff, and our defense played lights out after that. We never could get anything established with our offense. Sometimes we didn’t make things happen ourselves, but their defense snuffed out the match on us. That’s the way it goes some nights,” said Throckmorton.

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