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Potential positives predicted for Comets / November 15, 2018

Halifax County High School varsity football will have a different schedule next season, and coach Grayson Throckmorton has a positive view of what’s ahead.

The Comets finished 5-6 after a playoff loss at North Stafford Thursday.

Next year, the Comets will not play Franklin County, which has been moved to the Blue Ridge district. E.C. Glass has also been dropped from the schedule.

Halifax has picked up Nottoway and Park View, and will need to fill another spot on the schedule.

Throckmorton is looking forward to continued growth and rebuilding efforts in the third year of the program.

“We’re about to turn that corner, I feel. We did some good things this year,” said Throckmorton.

He’s looking for improvement next season.

Throckmorton is also high on talent moving up from the jayvees, who had a winning campaign and certainly provided some exciting glimpses of future Halifax achievements.

Throckmorton plans a comprehensive off-season program.

“We’ll come back, mid-January, once we get into second semester, and get first semester completed.

“We’ll start with phase one of the workouts, which will be mostly weight room,” said Throckmorton.

Then in the spring, Haliflax will add footwork and quickness drills in the late winter and early spring. As that progresses, the Comets will start biometrics and some crossfit training.

“Then as the weather breaks a little bit, we’ll be able to get outside and do some position-specific (work),” said Throckmorton.

Halifax will remain in the Piedmont district, and it’s expected the program is headed to the Class 4 group, which should mean less travel in the postseason.

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