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Someone’s going to win

DEFENSIVE PRESSURE - Comet defenders Devin Walton (44) and Monshae Ferrell (72) contain a Person County ballcarrier in action from last Friday night. (David Conner II photo)
The HCHS varsity football team had another spirited practice Tuesday night, as the Comets seek their first varsity football win of the season tomorrow night against Heritage. “We’ve had two good practices this week. The kids are continuing to have great focus,” said Comet head coach Stan Hodgin.

Comet notebook

Freshmen fall

STIFF ARM – HCHS freshman Alonzo Bennett tries to repel a Heritage defender Thursday night at the Comet field. (David Conner II photo)
Heritage capitalized on Comet mistakes and rolled to a 28-8 win in ninth grade football action Thursday night. Comet coach Kenneth Day took the blame for the loss.

Jayvees cruise

Person County failed to complete a sweep of Comet football last week, as the Comet jayveess won in resounding fashion over the Rockets Thursday. HCHS cruised, 26-0.

Ferrell has 80-yard scoring run in UAB loss

Former Comet Mark Ferrell had an 80-yard scoring run Saturday for the University of Alabama-Birmingham, but the Blazers fell short.

Comets fall to 0-3 after 17-9 loss

Lemal Adams catches the ball for a second quarter touchdown Friday against the Person County High School Rockets. The Comets were seeking their first win of the season. (David Conner II photo)

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Halifax County looked like a completely different football team in the first half against border rival Person County, but the Comet varsity could not sustain that effort in the second half. The Rockets picked up two unanswered touchdowns and rallied for a 17-9 win over the Comets Friday night.

Turning it around

GRIDIRON MEETING - HCHS varsity football coach Stan Hodgin meets with several Comets during Friday's loss to North Stafford. The Comets are 0-2, but hope to start get the season turned around at home Friday against Person County. (David Conner II photo)
The HCHS varsity football team seeks a turnaround in its season tomorrow night after an 0-2 start. But it won’t be easy. Person County, which has yet to lose to the Comets in the Stan Hodgin era, represents a formidable opponent, despite its 1-2 record. Person County gave GW-Danville a tough battle last week, losing 14-7.

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