COMETS

Halifax County High School Head Varsity Football Coach Rob Senseney (right) and assistant coach Jay Cole (left) study the action on the field during Saturday afternoon’s Piedmont District game at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.

Halifax County High School is looking to rebound from a season-opening loss on Friday against a familiar opponent, GW-Danville, with the game scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Friday’s game at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium is the second game in an abbreviated five-game schedule for Halifax County.

The Comets are coming off a 30-6 loss to Bassett High School, a game in which they committed three turnovers and were flagged for 11 penalties totaling 89 yards.

Halifax County never led against the Bengals but trailed by only 10-6 entering the fourth quarter, where Bassett pulled away with the help of two interceptions, including one for a touchdown on the last play of the game, when the Comets were driving inside the Bassett 10-yard line.

Head coach Rob Senseney said after the loss that the Comets did “a lot of good things” against Bassett.

“We’re just a young group. Mistakes at this point compound themselves because of our lack of experience and lack of practice,” Senseney noted.

GW has played two games thus far, losing to Group 3 powerhouse Lord Botetourt 70-6 in its opener, before winning 41-0 against Patrick County High School last week.