Polk County's wrestling team opens its regular season on Tuesday, traveling to Christ School for a tri-match with the Greenies and East Henderson. With football season having just ended Friday, head coach Phillip Miller gave those players the option to take this week off before reporting for practice.
It's been more than a year since Polk County's wrestling program last won a dual match. Nights such as Tuesday show that the rejuvenated Wolverines are on the cusp of breaking that streak.
Polk County opened its wrestling season Tuesday with a split of its tri-match at Christ School, defeating the host Greenies before falling to East Henderson.
Battling a tough early-season schedule is difficult enough for Polk County wrestling coach Phillip Miller. Doing it with what amounts to slightly more than half a squad is a recipe for frustration.
Polk County's wrestling squad will next step onto the mat competitively in January. Head coach Phillip Miller thinks the Wolverines will be a much different looking squad when that day arrives.
There have been a lot of five-player Polk County starting lineups take the floor of the school's gymnasium over the years. Odds are that a Wolverine wrestling team hasn't produced one of those. Not, at least, until Thursday.
Avery handed Polk County a 60-15 setback in its Western Highlands Conference wrestling opener on Tuesday at Polk