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Statistically speaking / October 15, 2009
It’s breakdown time, from a statistical point of view, for the HCHS varsity football team.

Running through some basic team numbers, the Comets are 1-2 at home and 0-and-3 on the road. Halifax has scored 90 points in its first six games, and allowed 133.

The Comets have 68 rushing yards on 92 carries, which includes negative yards on sacks and tackles for loss. Individually, Thomas Logan leads the Comets with 126 yards on 49 carries, or 2.57 ypc.

HCHS has gained most of its yardage with its spread offense, with a total of 144 completions on 262 attempts, for 1,530 yards. Halifax has 13 interceptions with 11 touchdown passes at this point in the season.

Senior quarterback Dale Trent leads the passing statistics, as expected. Through the Magna Vista game, Trent had 136 completions on 245 attempts, a .555 percentage completion rate. Trent has thrown for 1,427 yards. Trent has 11 touchdown passes, with 11 intercepted, with his longest pass of the season at 85 yards.

Backup quarterback Travis Lipscomb has eight completions for 17 yards, with two interceptions.

Lemal Adams leads the receiving corps with 30 catches for 385 yards, an average of 12.83 ypc. His longest catch of the season is 48 yards.

Logan has 24 catches for 188 yards, while Andre Ervin has 21 receptions for 207 yards. Markee Brooks has 18 catches for 286 yards, including the team-best 85-yard reception.

Kendall Adams has 16 catches for 217 yards, while Deion Lipscomb has 12 for 118.

DEFENSIVE LOOK: Iric Webster has three interception returns for 42 yards.

Scott Rickman leads with 87 tackles in five games, while Devin Walton has 65 in six games. Shaq Bailey has 53 tackles in five games, while Zane Long has 42 in five games and Tywaun Boyd has 41 tackles in five games.

SPECIAL TEAMS: HCHS has 205 yards on 22 punt returns in six games, led by Kendall Adams with 159 on 20 returns. HCHS has nine kickoff returns for 236 yards, led by Markee Brooks (five returns, 166 yards).

Dru Henderson has handled most of the punting, and has 17 for 653 yards, an average of 38.41 per kick. Henderson has a long punt of 47 yards and has dropped six inside the 20.

WRAPUP: As for the scoring leaders, HCHS has 24 from Lemal Adams, who has a team-high four touchdown receptions. Place-kicker Jordan Keck is second in scoring, with 16 points. He’s two-for-two on field goals, with a long of 33. Keck is 10-for-11 this season on PAT kicks.

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