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Slowing R-S ground game, again, will be key for Polk County

Polk County head football coach Jamie Thompson expects R-S Central to follow the same script as it has in recent meetings with the Wolverines. He just hopes the ending is a bit different.

State 2A football playoffs: Polk likely needs win in finale to host postseason game

Determining who qualifies for the North Carolina high school football playoffs involves a bit of math, a bit of geography and a lot of patience. As...

Owen football coach Kenny Ford announces retirement

The Western Highlands Conference will have a different look next season. Veteran Owen football coach Kenny Ford told the Asheville Citizen-Times on Monday that he has...

2A football playoffs: Polk County hosting Lexington in first round

Polk County will host Lexington in the first round of the state 2A football playoffs, according to official pairings released Saturday by the North...
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Game of the week: Madison at Polk County

Soulshine Video and Dusenbury Insurance present this week’s game of the week, featuring highlights from Polk County’s football victory on Monday over Madison.

Bright lights, big night: Polk hosts Mitchell on live TV in key conference battle

Polk County head football coach Jamie Thompson would surely love an extra day or two of preparation for undefeated Mitchell. But he's just as happy...

Western Highlands Conference race begins with plenty of challengers for Polk’s throne

The chase for the Western Highlands Conference football championship begins Friday for the league's seven teams, and it looks as if another competitive pursuit...

Bacher home, recovering from concussion after incident in Owen win

For what seemed an eternity Friday night, football mattered little in Polk County
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Game of the week: Chase at Polk County

Soulshine Video returns with its game of the week video feature, sponsored this week by Dusenbury Insurance.

Wolverines make late plays to secure double-overtime win at Chase

A season of close losses where Polk County was often a break or two away from a reversal of outcome can now be tucked away and forgotten. Polk opened its 2016 schedule Friday night with a 34-28 triumph over Chase in double overtime, winning the type of game that so often eluded the team last season.

Video: Polk County football weekly review, Week 10

Take a look back at Polk County’s 35-0 loss to Owen on Friday in this video highlights package shot and assembled by local videographer Fulton...

WHC football coaches rank Wolverines fifth in preseason poll

Western Highlands Conference football coaches have tabbed defending conference champion Mountain Heritage as the team to beat this season

Five Wolverines named to All-Area football squad

Five Polk County football players have been named to the Times-News All-Area football squad. The paper selected seniors Jordan Smith, Jason Chupp and Damian Jackson...

Polk football program honors players at year-end banquet

Polk County celebrated its 2015 football season on Monday night with its annual postseason banquet in the school cafeteria.

A life remembered: Edwards honors Landrum brother with jersey choice

They met in a third-grade gymnasium, and soon close friends didn't begin to describe JD Edwards and Skyler Powell.

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