The third quarter of Thursday’s boys basketball game at Polk County Middle gave fans quite a buzz.
A very, very loud and long buzz.
An issue with a circuit breaker caused the scoreboard buzzer in Polk’s gym to begin sounding and not stop for several minutes. School officials raced to solve the problem, eventually doing so, though the scoreboard had to be kept off for the remainder of the evening.
That led to sights such as game officials walking around the gym after the third quarter to inform fans of the score, which stood in Flat Rock’s favor and remained that way as the Eagles posted a 33-26 victory.
The Eagles improved to 4-6 with the win. Polk Middle dropped to 0-10.
Flat Rock raced to a 13-4 lead at the end of the first period, closing the quarter on a 9-0 run.
The Wolverines had 3-pointers in the second period from Brody Wilkins and Dallas Littlejohn and fought back to within 19-12 at halftime. But East’s Colton Gilliam buried a 3-pointer to open the third period, and the Eagles maintained a comfortable margin throughout the second half.
Wilkins had eight points to lead Polk Middle, with Luke Garrison scoring six. Ross Dow finished with four, with Littlejohn and Hollis Williams each scoring three.
Keyan Simpson added two points for Polk Middle, which will host Brevard Middle on Wednesday for its final home game of the season.