Polk County’s Landen Bradley

Quick start helps Polk JVs return to win column

Polk County raced to a huge first-quarter lead Tuesday and made it stand, topping Mitchell 35-25 in a Western Highlands Conference junior varsity matchup at Polk.

The Wolverines (4-1, 3-1) wasted no time in rebounding from last week’s loss at Avery, opening a 12-2 lead by the end of the first quarter.

Mackus Simpson played a key role in that start, drilling a pair of 3-pointers in the period. Simpson finished with four threes as part of his 18-point effort.

Antonio Simpson added eight points, with Lawson Carter hitting two 3-pointers for his six points. Isaiah Spears had two points and Avery Harden added a point.

Polk County takes to the road on Friday, traveling to Mountain Heritage for another WHC battle.