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Magna Vista tops Halifax County 47-6

RIDGEWAY Magna Vista High School has been known this season for its stingy defense.

The Warriors weren't in much of a giving mood when they faced Halifax County High School here Friday night in their Homecoming game.

Magna Vista ran its winning streak to six in a row, pulling away in the second half for a 47-6 win over the Comets.

"We didn't help ourselves at all," noted Comets Head Coach Mike Roark.

"We had a hard time trying to move the ball in the first half. We battled with them. We just had to battle for 48 minutes. That's a tough thing to do right now. These kids are still trying to fight and scrape."

Despite having only 11 yards of total offense in the first half, the Comets managed to keep the game close.

Magna Vista High School scored touchdowns on two of their first three possessions of the game, the first on a 5-yard run by Jacquez Hairston with 7:03 left in the first quarter to cap an 11-play, 70-yard drive on its opening possession.

Hairston scored again on another 5-yard run with 17 seconds left in the first quarter to spur his team to a quick 14-0 advantage.

A muffed catch of a Comets punt by the Warriors in the second quarter opened the door for the Comets' only score of the game. The Comets got the ball on the Warriors' 9-yard line and scored on the third play, with quarterback Jacob Garrett tossing a 9-yard pass to Truman Brown for a touchdown with 8:56 left in the half. The Comets missed the extra point attempt, but pulled to within eight points at 14-6.

Halifax County tried to keep the game close, but the Warriors added a touchdown on a 5-yard pass from quarterback Shoalin McGuire to George Ramey Jr with 20.6 seconds left to take a 21-6 lead at halftime.

Magna Vista scored on its second possession of the second half with McGuire racing 20 yards for a score with 9:26 left in the third quarter to put the Warriors up 28-6.

After the Warriors recovered a Comets fumble at the Comets' 35-yard line, McGuire scored on the second play, racing 9 yards for a touchdown with 56.3 seconds left in the third quarter to put Magna Vista High School up 34-6.

The Warriors added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Halifax County unofficially logged 115 yards of offense, 54 yards of which came on the ground. The Comets' two top running threats, Roland Brandon and Devan Richardson, were held unofficially to 6 yards and 2 yards respectively.