Polk to host Elkin in state 1A soccer playoff opener

Polk County will host Elkin in the first round of the state 1A boys soccer playoffs.

The Wolverines will meet the Buckin’ Elks on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in G.M. Tennant Stadium. The match will also be shown live on the NFHS Network.

Polk County received the number two seed in the random drawing and will host the 15th-seeded Elks, who finished second in the Mountain Valley 2A/1A Conference.

Elkin owns a 9-2-1 record this season and is ranked ninth in the latest MaxPreps 1A state rankings. Polk County is 14th in those computer-generated ratings.

The winner of Tuesday’s match will face either Swain or Thomas Jefferson in the second round, which is set for Thursday.

Complete NCHSAA boys soccer pairings