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Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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Progress seen in first Comet scrimmage

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SoVaNow.com / August 12, 2013
Second-year Halifax County High School varsity football coach Mike Roark seems satisfied with the progress of the Comets, who open Aug. 30 at Jefferson Forest.

The Comets held a scrimmage Friday, with the Comets hitting each other. HCHS took 60 snaps.

Roland Brandon played well at slot back, and Roark also said that Kyle Lacks performed well at slot. Lacks had two touchdowns and ran the jet sweep effectively.

Lacks will also attempt field goals, as needed.

Roark said that both quarterbacks, Jacob Garrett and Kyran Adams, ran the option package well for the first time out and made good reads.

As for the defense, Roark was impressed with the work of the defensive line.

HCHS is using a three-man front as part of a 3-3 stack.

James Halaz and Trey Morgan performed well, and Brandon was good at the outside defensive back. The blitz game was very aggressive, Roark said.

Roark sees room for improvement after the first full speed scrimmage. But he said the staff is getting the right players into the correct spots in the lineup.

MEET THE COMETS: HCHS football will have a fund-raiser Tuesday at Tuck Dillard Stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Fans will be allowed to come onto the sidelines and watch the freshman, jayvee and varsity teams involved in short practices.

Tickets are $7 each which includes a meal of BBQ, beans, fries and a drink.

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