John Diavatis scored two goals to lead A.C. Reynolds to a 5-0 victory over Polk County in the Wolverines’ regular season finale Thursday at Polk County Middle School.
The setback ended Polk’s regular season with a 6-16 overall record.
As the fourth place team in the Western Highlands Conference, Polk County will have to wait until Monday to see if it earns a wild card berth into the state 2A playoffs. A new seeding process is being used this year for boys soccer playoffs – all teams finishing first, second or third in their conferences qualify for the postseason, with that limited to the top two teams in split conferences such as the WHC. If that process doesn’t yield 64 teams, then all remaining teams in the classification are seeded based on winning percentage, with playoff qualifiers taken from that group.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will release soccer playoff brackets on Monday.
Eric Lenhart had five saves for the Rockets, who improved to 19-5 with the win.