Wolverines blank Panthers to open 2021 season

A goal in each half and quality play in the nets – the season opener couldn’t have gone much better Wednesday for Polk County Middle’s boys soccer team.

The Wolverines opened their 2021 season with a 2-0 victory over Macon Middle on a steamy afternoon at Utz Field.

Polk Middle opened the scoring at the 12:46 mark as Cooper Meyer headed a corner kick from Blake Anderson that just slipped over the goal line before being stopped by the Macon goalkeeper. That tally gave the Wolverines a 1-0 lead that they carried into the dressing room.

Polk Middle then doubled the margin at the 35:13 mark as Anderson scored on a pass from Tanner Osborn.

The two goals proved more than enough for Polk Middle goalkeeper Charlie Wagoner, who had several key saves, including stopping a Macon free kick from just outside the penalty area in the final minutes of the match.

Polk Middle continues its Blue Ridge Conference scheduled on Monday, traveling to Apple Valley Middle to face a Knights team traditionally among the league’s best.

Blake Anderson scored Polk County’s second goal in Wednesday’s win