Polk County's Jasper Azar celebrates his goal Monday with Brinson Ashworth

Smoky Mountain fought back from an early deficit, then held off a Polk County rally to defeat the Wolverine junior varsity 3-2 Monday in boys soccer action in G.M. Tennant Stadium.

The Wolverines (0-1-1) grabbed a 1-0 lead some five minutes into the match as Cooper Meyer reached a loose ball near the post and guided it into the goal, giving Polk an early advantage.

Smoky Mountain (1-1) responded with a pair of goals later in the half, then scored early in the second half to take a 3-1 lead.

But Polk County responded with 9:50 remaining in the match as Jasper Azar drilled a perfect header off a corner kick, slicing the Mustang lead to a single goal.

The Wolverines would continue to push in the final minutes, but Smoky Mountain preserved the margin and the win.

Polk County is set to be back in action on Monday, hosting North Henderson in a 5 p.m. match.