Monday soccer roundup: PCHS rolls past Mitchell, PCMS falls to Apple Valley

Polk County Middle's Evan Jones heads a corner kick toward the goal in a match earlier this season.

Ethan Edwards scored three goals as Polk County romped to an 8-0 win over Mitchell in a Western Highlands Conference soccer match Monday in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

The Wolverines (3-7-1, 1-2) roared to a 6-0 halftime lead and spent much of the second half working on their offensive approach, looking to build attacks from their half of the field with precise and frequent passes.

Matias Akers added a pair of goals and Carson Marshall and Grayson Jones also scored goals for Polk County. One goal was credited to the team.

The Wolverines are slated to return to action on Wednesday, traveling to Mountain Heritage for another WHC match.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Blue Ridge Conference leader Apple Valley showed Monday why it remains undefeated. Polk County Middle showed how much it has improved this season.

The Wolverines dropped a 6-1 decision to the league leaders at Polk, matching the result with Apple Valley from earlier this season. But the Wolverines (4-5-1) trailed just 2-0 at halftime and had a scoring opportunity early in the second half go awry that could have sliced the margin in half.

Braxton Edwards scored the lone goal for Polk Middle, which travels Wednesday to face Hendersonville Middle in a key East Division match.