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Comets boys win scrimmage

It was barely enough time for Coach Frank Shealy to get an idea of how the Halifax County High School varsity boys soccer team are progressing.

It was enough time, however, for Kyle Lacks to score two goals and Collin Kashmer one as the Comets notched a 3-0 scrimmage win at home Thursday over Dan River High School.

Isak Schafer was in goal for the Comets during the scrimmage, which was called with barely 11 minutes remaining in the first half when snow started to fall at a cold and windy Tuck Dillard Stadium.

Lacks scored almost at the outset of the game on an assist from Austine Lowe, and the Comets took it from there, playing most of the game on Dan River’s side of the field.

Shealy was looking for several things from his team, and he didn’t get a chance to see a whole lot, but he did want his team to do a better job of possessing the ball.

“Possession of the ball was the main thing,” said Shealy.

“It was last year.  We had a few mistakes, and I was looking at them to talk and communicate, and see what I had.

“Overall, I like the three goals, but I want to possess the ball better.”

More than the score, Shealy was concerned with how his squad is progressing in several areas.

“I’m not worried about 3-0, it’s a scrimmage, and it’s a learning experience,” Shealy commented.

“I’m looking at the things we need to get better at.

“We need to hold possession, pass the ball and not make unforced turnovers.

“That’s what kills you, and we didn’t see a whole lot tonight.”

The Halifax County High School varsity boys soccer roster lists eight returnees among 20 players, including seniors Edgar Rodriquez, Collin Kashmer, Kyle Lacks, Keith Crews, Joey Gasperini and Brandon Claiborne, junior Austine Lowe and sophomore Isak Schafer. 

Seniors Hunter Holt, Grey Moser, Tyler Glass and Ethan Rosche and James Halasz, juniors Jakob Markham, Bryce Day, L.T. Wilkerson, Caleb Daniel and Sergio Regalado, sophomore Charles Crenshaw and freshman Ford Morrison round out the team.