Improving Wolverines battle Mustangs to 1-1 tie

Polk County's Dalton Osborn assisted the Wolverines' lone goal in Wednesday's 1-1 tie.

Polk County’s boys soccer team showed Smoky Mountain just how much can change in a week.

The Mustangs handed Polk County a 4-1 setback a week ago that kept the Wolverines winless. Polk responded to that loss with two straight wins, then battled Smoky Mountain to a 1-1 tie Wednesday in a non-conference match in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

Polk County (2-4-1) trailed 1-0 at the half thanks to a Genaro Carcamo goal in the 14th minute, but the Wolverines got the equalizer early in the second half, Luis Hernandez drilling home a pass from Dalton Osborn to make it 1-1.

Both teams had at least one good scoring opportunity in the final 20 minutes, but could not convert, leaving the tie to stand.

The junior varsity game also ended in a 2-2 deadlock. Elijah Butts scored both goals for Polk County, now 1-2-1 on the season.

Polk County moves into Western Highlands Conference play on Monday, traveling to Owen. JV action begins at 5 p.m., with the varsity to follow.