Polk moves into prime playoff position with key 3-1 win at Hendersonville
Polk County’s boys soccer team notched a huge win Monday night, defeating Hendersonville 3-1 in a key Western Highlands Conference match at Dietz Field.
With the win, Polk County improved to 10-5-2 overall, 8-3 in WHC play. Hendersonville dropped to 12-7-1 overall, 9-3 in WHC play.
Polk County travels to Mitchell on Tuesday for its conference finale. With a win there, the Wolverines would finish conference play tied with Hendersonville for second place and the final automatic berth from the WHC into the state 2A playoffs. Unofficially, Polk County would win the tiebreaker with Hendersonville based on its win over Owen last week (since the two teams split their regular-season matches, the next tiebreaker is record against the highest finishing team in the conference. Hendersonville lost twice to Owen, Polk County split).
Alex Miller, Wil Rimer and Bradley Osborn each scored goals for Polk County, with Jeremy Allsbrook assisting on two goals and Isaac Palmer assisting the other. The Wolverines scored twice in the second half to snap a 1-1 halftime deadlock.
Tyler Campbell continued his solid play in goal with eight saves.
Hendersonville earned a 2-1 in junior varsity play. Isaias Akers scored the Wolverines’ lone goal, with Wilson Edwards recording six saves.
Following Tuesday’s trip to Mitchell, Polk County closes its regular season on Wednesday, hosting Crest at Polk County Middle School. Senior players will be recognized before the game.