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BUYING THE FARM

With new school complex, officials want to add working farm

Mecklenburg trustees back supes’ call for outside firm to scout sites

After long discussion, School Board offers grudging support

Arson suspected in Tuesday morning fire in Clarksville


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Comets’ season ends in regionals

The Comet boys’ varsity basketball team nearly rallied from a miserable start Monday night, before running out of late game momentum in a season-ending loss at Marshall in regional action.

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Jayvees find offense in fourth quarter

SoVaNow.com / November 04, 2013
The Halifax County High School jayvee football squad enjoyed an offensive revival in the final period.

Unfortunately for the Comets, visiting Franklin County had spent the first three periods pounding away with a physical, versatile attack.

FCHS won Thursday night in South Boston, 54-25.

HCHS, now 6-3 overall, finally started to figure out the Franklin County defense in the final period. First, quarterback James Smith connected with wideout Kelonte Gutrich on a nearly flawless scoring strike with 9:02 left in the game.

But FCHS kept on pounding away, extending its lead again.

Smith exploded on another scoring run to cut the FCHS margin to 46-19 with 8:07 remaining.

Smith later erupted on a terrific scoring play to get the Comets back on the board. The 54-25 final margin stood.

Comet jayvee coach Kenneth Day said FC’s overall season record does not indicate how good the Eagles are this season.

FC dominated the line of scrimmage on offense.

“They just pretty much did whatever they wanted to do. We hustled. We kept playing hard the whole time,” said Day.

And HCHS had an offensive surge in the final period.

“We just made too many mistakes. The kids played hard,” said Day.

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