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Mikyler Smalls breaks free to score Thursday in the Halifax County High School jayvee football game against GW. (David Conner II photo) / November 05, 2018
Halifax County High School jayvee football played a competitive game Thursday at home against GW-Danville, before losing 16-13.

Franklin County is seeking to reschedule jayvee action against Halifax Tuesday. at Ferrum College. The Eagles’ prep field needs work for Franklin County to prepare for a home playoff game Friday.

Halifax is 6-2, 5-1 Piedmont.

Comet coach Thomas Turbeville said the team came out strong and led 6-0 at halftime. Halifax scored on a touchdown pass from Kameron Roberts to Colby Hancock.

In the second half, Halifax played stout football, but fell short.

“We just didn’t make enough plays in the second half to hold on to win the game,” said Turbeville.

Mikyler Smalls went for a second half rushing touchdown.

The game was not settled until the end. Halifax had possession after a defensive stop, but the Comets threw an interception in the end zone, giving GW the opportunity to seal the victory.

Turbeville said it “was a very positive step for our program that the kids stepped up to the challenge of playing GW.

“There’s no secret…we’ve had troubles against them for years. The kids stepped up to the challenge and competed very hard,” he said.

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