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Jayvees shut down Martinsville / September 27, 2021

The Halifax County High School jayvee football team defeated Martinsville in South Boston 38-0 Thursday. The jayvees are 2-1 on the year.

The Comets’ offense delivered three touchdowns by Arious Sweeney. Teammate Derrique Ferrell added two scores in the lopsided victory.

The jayvees were up 30-0 at the half. Comet coach LeVar Medley said the team’s offensive and defensive units are improving across the board.

“I think they executed a lot better than they did in the previous games,” Medley said. “Our O-line is improving as a unit and I’m so proud of them.

“We’re getting some push now and not just getting pushed. Our quarterback Titus Tucker is playing well.”

Shutting out a team like Martinsville was a good sign of his defense getting a better feel for how to read offenses at the high school level.

“Defensively, we continue to pursue to the ball,” Medley said. “We’re continuing to work on our alignments and we’re committed to getting better.

“As an overall aspect I’m very proud of the way we are playing,” Medley said. “At this stage it’s not so much about wins and losses as it is about learning the speed of the game and how it’s played at the jayvee and varsity levels.

“We will continue to work at getting them better each week.”

The Comets host Jefferson Forest Monday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

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