The lone remaining undefeated football team in the Blue Ridge Middle School Conference, Rugby showed why Thursday its record remains spotless.
Relying on dominant line play, the Raiders posted a 34-6 win over Polk County Middle in the Wolverines’ final regular-season home game.
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With size in its offensive and defensive lines that many high school teams would enjoy, Rugby (6-0) posted a 21-0 halftime lead. The Raiders then scored on their first possession of the third quarter before Shane Parris returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, cutting the Raiders’ lead to 27-6.
Rugby then added a late score for the final margin.
Polk County (2-4) hits the road next week for its final regular-season game, traveling to Hendersonville for a 5 p.m. kickoff.