What has been a good pre-season for the Halifax County High School junior varsity football team continued Friday as the Comets “won” their scrimmage against Buckingham County High School at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.

The Comets topped Buckingham County High School, scoring three touchdowns, while the Knights scored one. Comets head coach Thomas Turbeville said he was pleased with the team’s effort.

“Every kid on our roster played, and all of them performed well,” Turbeville said.

“I thought we played extremely well on both sides of the ball. We’re still growing, still getting better.”

The Comets showed improvement from their first pre-season scrimmage against Randolph-Henry High School a week earlier, looking much crisper on both offense and defense.

“As we progress and go forward, we want to try to look better each scrimmage and each game,” Turbeville pointed out.

“This week was a hard week with heat issues. We haven’t had any live contact since last Saturday’s scrimmage. We did a lot of walk-through stuff, a lot of individual work with different positions, but we have had no live contact since last week. I was curious to see how we would come out. I was impressed that the kids were ready to go and were focused.”

The Comets got off to a quick start, with Saeed Buster breaking loose for a 60-yard run for a touchdown on the team’s first offensive play of the scrimmage. Later, on the eighth play of the Comets’ first 10-play offensive series, Qualik Tucker scored on a 2-yard run to give the Comets a two-touchdown advantage.

Buckingham County High School scored its only touchdown on a 65-yard pass play on its second offensive possession of the scrimmage to make the score 2-1. Halifax County High School added its final score with an 18-yard run by Tucker during the team’s second offensive possession.

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at jchandler@gazettevirginian.com.

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at jchandler@gazettevirginian.com