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‘We didn’t play very well’ - Throckmorton / September 04, 2017

Grayson Throckmorton badly wants to turn around the culture of Halifax County football, but the Comet head coach knows he has a good bit of work to do after the Comets’ opening game loss.

E.C. Glass flattened Halifax, 42-20, in a Thursday night game moved up because of weather concerns Friday.

“We didn’t play very well, particularly in the first half,” he said.

Glass has a very good football team and “we very weren’t prepared for some of the things they (threw) our way.”

Halifax made a lot of mistakes and breakdowns in the punting game added to the problems.

At halftime, Throckmorton said Halifax had a meeting and sought to craft a reset for the second half.

Halifax stuck to its game plan and sought to correct some of the wrongs from the first half.

Throckmorton said the Comets played better in the second half, responding to adversity.

“We’ve got to work on our execution of our offensive plays,” said Throckmorton. “We’ve got to work on our basic blocking....and on the defensive side, we’ve got to be able to tackle better.

“Line up properly and tackle better,” insisted Throckmorton.

Throckmorton said there are changes coming on the punt teams. But he said the kickoff and kickoff return teams did well.

Halifax has the Person Rockets coming here Friday.

Throckmorton said the Rockets have a good team, and a good program. He said the Comets need to win Friday to go 1-1 in the two-game set to open the season. (Throckmorton is seeking to break the season down into a series of two-game sets to help sharpen the player’s focus.)

Throckmorton said the players remain positive as the season moves forward.

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