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Jayvees are putting up big points in 8-0 season

SoVaNow.com / October 30, 2019
The Halifax County High School jayvee football team has put up 101 points in its last two games. And this offense did not come against two minor players in the Piedmont District.

Rather, GW-Danville and Magna Vista surrendered this haul.

Halifax is 8-0 after a 61-20 rout of Magna Vista last week.

The Comets led at the half, 46-20.

The Comet offense was able to put up one more score in the second half to make it 54-20 with a successful 2-point conversion.

Javieon Gooden had a 45 yard strip fumble touchdown that put the score at 61-20 with a successful PAT kick from Dakii Chandler.

Chandler had a big night 8-12 for 146 yards passing and five touchdowns. Chandler has four through the air and one on the ground.

Running Back Qualik Tucker had a big night on the ground with 140 yards on the ground.

The aggressive and stingy Comets defense produced five turnovers.

Earlier, Halifax blasted GW-Danville.

The Comet defense put on an outstanding performance.

Head Coach Thomas Turbeville was pleased the players accepted the challenge and went to work. He thanked the staff for getting the players focused.

Halifax’s success included stalwart work on the defensive side of the ball.

Darius Jennings, the defensive coordinator, and Kwame Lambert, who runs the offense, have combined with Turbeville to create a potentially powerful force for the future.

The offensive coordinator did a fine job cutting down on mistakes. “This is probably overall the most talented team since I’ve been here on jayvee,” said Turbeville.

Lambert said “the offense has been outstanding throughout the whole year.” Jennings also said the defense is very talented, extremely blessed to operate with the aim of carrying out its motto.

The motto has been, opponents don’t gain anything that they don’t earn. “We’re not going to give it to you. If you want to move the ball against us, whether on the ground or through the air, you’re going to have to earn it,” said Jennings. The Comets have answered that call, stepping up with effective defense.

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