Polk County Youth Football’s 9-10-year-old squad is one step away from a championship.
The Wolverine Mitey Mites defeated West Gastonia 14-0 on Saturday, earning a spot in the Mid-Atlantic Carolinas American Youth Football & Cheer Conference Super Bowl.
Polk County will face Gastonia on Saturday in that championshp game, set for 4:45 p.m. at Polk County High School. The game is part of a full day of matchups beginning at 9 a.m. and running until 8:15 p.m.
Gastonia handed Polk’s Tiney Mites their only loss this season, a 12-6 decision on Aug. 29 in the second week of the season. Polk County has won six straight game since, including their last three games by shutout.
Gastonia enters the game with a 9-0 record.
Keaundrae Green gave Polk County an early lead in Saturday’s semifinal at Cherryville High School, running back the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Angus Weaver then scored on a run shortly before halftime to give the Wolverines all the points they would need.