Final-play touchdown lifts Polk Middle to wild win at Canton
Polk Middle’s football team delivered some kind of ending Thursday
Polk Middle’s football team delivered some kind of ending Thursday.
Angus Weaver caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Casey Beiler with no time left on the clock to lift the Wolverines to a 36-30 victory over Canton Middle in a Blue Ridge Conference matchup at Pisgah Memorial Stadium.
Weaver’s winning grab capped a wild game in three touchdowns were scored in the final 2:30, including the game-winner.
Canton Middle raced to a 16-0 lead in the first half, but Polk Middle answered late in the second quarter as Beiler tossed a touchdown pass to Antonio Simpson. Weaver added the 2-point conversion to make it 16-8 at the half.
The Wolverines then tied the game early in the third quarter as Weaver broke free for a long touchdown run, then added the 2-point converson. Canton responded with a score to make it 24-22, but Makus Simpson had a lengthy scoring run and Weaver added the 2-point conversion to give Polk County a 24-22 lead.
Polk County’s Colton Bradley recovered an onsides kick on the ensusing kickoff, and the Wolverines scored again on a Weaver touchdown run to take a 30-22 lead with 2:30 left in the game.
Canton Middle, though, fashioned a scoring drive to tie the game with 17 seconds left.
The Bears attempted an onsides kick, but Simpson recovered to give the Wolverines good field position. Beiler hit Simpson for a pass to the Canton 25, with the Wolverines calling timeout with 0.6 seconds remaining. Weaver then caught the game-winner on the next play.
Polk County next hosts Brevard Middle on Thursday at 5 p.m.
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