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Let the season begin

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Comet head football coach Grayson Throckmorton / August 02, 2018
Halifax County High School varsity football has arrived.

The Comets went through their ‘Football is Life’ fundamental skills clinic, with two prominent speakers Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday, the Comet squad officially opened fall drills. The Comets open with E.C. Glass in Lynchburg on Friday, Aug. 31.

Comet head coach Grayson Throckmorton said both jayvee and varsity players were set to report yesterday.

Throckmorton was very positive about the two-day fundamentals clinic.

Fourty-five players showed up for the clinic.

Rod Ferguson, a former Comet football standout, addressed the clinic Monday night. Ferguson earned all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors at Wake Forest and then went on to play in Arena Football and World Football League.

On Tuesday, the featured speaker was Lenzy Terry, a Halifax County native who has a program, ‘Victorious Ambition’. Terry has an inspirational message focused on having good character and positive choices.

Throckmorton now has to go through organizational details. He also has to get his numbers straight for the early drills.

Throckmorton said this year’s Comets will be a bit younger, and somewhat smaller - with some exceptions - for this level of prep football.

“This team has the potential - if they play together for the same common goals and they play with some true grit - they’ll be competitive,” he said.

“We’re going to be pushing them to be the very best that they can be,” said Throckmorton.

Halifax finished 5-5 last year, in Throckmorton’s first season and did not make the playoffs.

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