Polk County Middle's Cameron Greve prepares to send a pass upfield during Wednesday's action.

Polk County Middle’s boys soccer team fought valiantly Wednesday until the final whistle despite unrelenting heat and Apple Valley offense.

The undefeated Knights used a physical, aggressive approach to race to a large halftime lead and hand Polk Middle a 9-0 setback in Blue Ridge Middle School Conference soccer action at Polk.

Apple Valley (4-0) built a 5-0 lead at intermission on a sizzling 90-degree afternoon. The Wolverines (2-2) continued to press for a goal in the second half, but the Knights kept them at bay, adding to their lead until scoring their final goal with slightly more than two minutes remaining.

Polk Middle is back in action on Monday, traveling to Hendersonville Middle for a 4:30 p.m. match.