Football

Mountain Heritage survives Polk challenge in 42-31 battle

BURNSVILLE - Polk County gave itself the chance Friday night that few expected them to have.Mountain Heritage left E.L. Briggs Stadium with its perfect...

Long hours off the field part of weekly routine for Polk County coaches

When Polk County lines up Friday for its 7:30 p.m. kickoff against Western Highlands Conference leader Mountain Heritage in Burnsville, the start of the game will mean the end of hours of preparation on the part of Polk County coaches, a process that begins the day after the previous game and runs until foot meets leather to start the next one

Mountaineers power past Polk in televised clash

Polk County dealt well with the hoopla surrounding Thursday's live televised game with Mitchell. The Wolverines had less success handling the Mountaineers.

Polk must battle emotions as well as Mitchell in televised clash

As worried as Polk County head coach Bruce Ollis is this week about stopping Mitchell, he's equally as concerned about managing another potential enemy.

Wolverines back at home, where TV audience, Mountaineers will await

Bruce Ollis hopes a large crowd will pack the home stands in G.M. Tennant Stadium on Thursday night, both to showcase Polk County for a regional television audience and to provide backing for the Wolverines in a vitally important conference clash

Wolverines deliver their own fireworks in romp past Avery

They held a fireworks display late Friday night at Avery High School, which seemed unfortunate given the thick fog that lingered over MacDonald Stadium most of the evening. Not to mention the third-quarter fireworks that Polk County's offense had already delivered.

Wolverines look to keep momentum going in road-trip finale at Avery

Unhappy with Polk County's performance in the first half last week at Owen, head coach Bruce Ollis challenged his team in the locker room, looking especially for improvement on the offensive side

Wolverines explode in second half, run past Owen in WHC opener

It took Polk County's offense some time Friday night to finally find the end zone.Once the Wolverines did, they kept going back. Often. Quickly.Elijah...

Wolverines head to Owen focused on opportunities

It's been a week of talking about opportunities for Polk County's football team

Early flurry propels East Rutherford to 25-7 win over Polk

BOSTIC - For a quarter Friday night, Polk County's trip to East Rutherford had a familiar feel - and not a welcome one.Largely following...

Polk looks to put Pisgah lessons to use at East Rutherford

Bruce Ollis isn't a fan of moral victories. But the veteran Polk County head coach admits there were some positives to take from last week's 49-28 loss at Pisgah.

MaxPreps ratings: Where Polk County teams currently stand

When playoffs begin this fall in football, boys soccer and volleyball, the ratings produced by MaxPreps will play a large role in determining what teams qualify and where those teams are seeded

Bears finally subdue determined Wolverines with late flurry

CANTON - Finally, Polk County ran out of haymakers.For three quarters Friday night, the Wolverines stood toe to toe and traded blows with Pisgah,...

Wolverines face toughest challenge yet in road trip to Pisgah

Bruce Ollis has been preparing Polk County for its four-game road trip by suggesting the time away could be a preview of the postseason. Given that, perhaps there's no better place to begin than the always playoff-like atmosphere at Pisgah.

Getting defensive: Thompson pleased with early-season view

Jamie Thompson has returned this season to spending Friday nights overlooking whatever field on which Polk County is playing. So far, the view has been good.

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