Halifax County Middle School got a goal from Colin Gavitt, and keeper John Louden had 11 saves, but it wasn’t enough as the Lions dropped a 2-1 decision to Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School at Halifax County Middle School on Wednesday.

Halifax County, which fell to 1-4 on the season with the loss, came out on the short end of a “nail-biter,” according to head coach Kwame Lambert.

“Tonight was a nail-bitter and the game didn’t fall our way,” said Lambert.

“I told my guys tonight that we just have to keep practicing and playing harder.

“Giving up is not in the players’ blood and that’s what I love the most about them.”

Lambert told the team not to worry about wins and losses but focus on getting better.

“We have to keep playing the best we can be and let the scoreboard take care of itself,” explained Lambert.

“I love this team and the fans, but our turning point is coming, and I got a small glimpse of it tonight despite the loss.”

Doug Ford reports for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at dford@gazettevirginian.com.

Doug Ford covers news and sports for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at dford@gazettevirginian.com.