Nolan Simpson (1) had one of Polk County's two scores in Thursday's game

Big first half powers West JVs past Polk

West Henderson built a 30-0 halftime lead Thursday en route to a 46-12 victory over Polk County in junior varsity football action in Mills River.

The Falcons improved to 3-0 and have outscored oppoents 108-32 thus far this season.

The Wolverines (0-2) scored both of their touchdowns in the third period. Lorenzo Sanchez sprinted through a huge hole in the middle and outran a defender to the end zone for Polk’s first score, with 8:23 left in the third period, that cut West’s lead to 30-6.

Nolan Simpson, playing quarterback due to an injury to Aaron Jackson, then added a 3-yard touchdown run on a fourth-down play in the final minute of the quarter.

Polk County will travel next Thursday to Landrum for a 7 p.m. kickoff.