Polk County’s junior varsity produced a successful debut Wednesdday in every area except the win column.
The Wolverines more than held their own with West Henderson in their season opener, forging a 1-1 tie in the non-conference matchup in G.M. Tennant Stadium.
The Falcons (1-0-1), who blasted Hendersonville 5-0 in their opener, scored first in the 25th minute. But Polk County (0-0-1) didn’t wait long to respond.
Grabbing a ball near midfield, Tanner Osborn sent a pass to the middle of the field to Ezra Marlow, who delivered a perfect feed to an open Cooper Meyer some 25 yards out from goal.
Fighting off a defender the last few yards, Meyer dribbled to within five yards of the net before hitting a low drive that easily beat the West goalkeeper and evened the match.
Both teams had other scoring opportunities, but the match would remain deadlocked until the final whistle.
Polk County outshot West Henderson 11-7 in the match.
The Wolverines are back at home on Monday, facing Smoky Mountain in another non-conference clash. That match begins at 5 p.m. and will be shown live on NFHS Network.