Polk places seven on all-WHC football squad; Overholt named league’s top athlete

Polk County senior Dillon Overholt started at quarterback for almost two full seasons before moving to wide receiver to help the Wolverine offense.

Polk County has placed seven players on the 2017 all-Western Highlands Conference football team.

Seniors Dillon Overholt, Devin Panchyshyn, Austin Wilson and Braden Miller, juniors Hayden Shumate and Elijah Sutton and sophomore Bryson Seay each received selection to the all-WHC squad.

Overholt was chosen by league coaches as the WHC Athlete of the Year. The senior threw for 629 yards and 11 touchdowns on 51-of-121 attempts, rushed for 805 yards and seven touchdowns on 128 carries, caught 13 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns, recorded 96 tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery and had a punt return for a touchdown.

Other athletes winning awards included:

Player of the Year: Trey Robinson, Mountain Heritage
Offensive Player of the Year: Ben Young, Mitchell
Defensive Player of the Year: Ben Robinson, Mountain Heritage
Lineman of the Year: Zeb Virnelson, Mountain Heritage
Coach of the Year: Joey Robinson, Mountain Heritage