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Polk to host Cornerstone Charter on Monday in 1A playoff battle

Polk County will begin play Monday in the state 1A boys soccer playoffs, hosting Cornerstone Charter Academy in a second-round match

Polk County will begin play Monday in the state 1A boys soccer playoffs, hosting Cornerstone Charter Academy in a second-round match.

The game, originally slated for Tuesday, will now be held Monday at 6 p.m. in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

Cornerstone, the 23rd seed in the 1A West bracket with a 6-13-1 record, upset No. 7 seed Thomas Jefferson 1-0 on Saturday. Leading scorer Stuart Howard (33 goals) had the game-winning tally in the second half while senior goalkeeper Jonny Dean had 18 saves in the win.

The winner of Monday’s match will face either No. 2 Mount Airy or No. 15 Union Academy on Thursday.

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