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Varsity boys blank Heritage

Keith Crews scored a first-half goal, Charles Crenshaw added one in the second half, and the Halifax County High School varsity boys soccer team blanked Heritage High School 2-0 in a scrimmage Monday at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.

Crenshaw scored off an assist from Grey Moser 24 minutes into the first half, and the Comets added their final goal at the 24:00 mark of the second half when the Heritage keeper deflected a shot but couldn’t corral the rebound.

Edgar Rodriquez and Charles Crenshaw pounced on the rebound, with Crenshaw knocking the ball home for the final goal of the game.

Halifax County attacked early and often and had the best of the play at both ends of the field, with the Comets taking five shots on goal in each half, compared to only three overall for the Pioneers.

The Comets had three corner kicks in each half, while Heritage had one in the second half.

Halifax keeper Isak Schafer had few true save opportunities but helped his team keep good field position with several booming goal kicks.

The Comets are becoming more consistent and solid in their possessions as they move forward, and conditioning has been a key, according to Head Coach Frank Shealy.

“The idea is if you play smart and move in your positions, you don’t have to sprint every time,” explained Shealy.

“Everybody got some playing time, and we got a chance to look at things such as starting positions as we go into next week.”

“We have a week to finalize things and work on some set plays, but overall I’m pleased with this game,” added Shealy, noting the team’s level of play in a prior scrimmage against Dan River High School was not what he wanted. 

“Tonight, the first half was better, but the second half was much improved,” he pointed out.