Polk County’s success in volleyball and boys soccer helped the Wolverine athletic program finish the fall season in fourth place in the Wells Fargo Cup competition.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications.
Wells Fargo Cup points are determined by a system based on performance in state championship events. All schools that finish in the top eight positions (plus ties) earn points. In the playoff events involving teams from more than one classification, Wells Fargo Cup points are awarded based on the school’s standing against other schools in its own classification. If fewer than eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the Cup points.
Points are awarded for all sports as follows: 50 for first, 45 for second, 40 for third, 35 for fourth, 30 for fifth, 25 for sixth, 20 for seventh and 15 for eighth. In the event of a tie, the schools receive and equal number of points based on the number of teams that tie and the number of teams that finish higher in the standings. Five points are awarded for each sanctioned sport in which a school competes.
Polk County’s volleyball team reached the 1A state championship game while the Wolverine boys soccer squad reached the 1A West Region final.
1A Wells Fargo Cup Fall Standings
1 – Franklin Academy – 172.5
2 – Community School of Davidson – 160
3 – East Surry – 155
4 – Polk County – 140
T5 – Raleigh Charter – 130
T5 – Gray Stone Day – 130
T7 – Lejeune – 110
T7 – Murphy – 110
9 – Lincoln Charter – 107.5
10 – Bishop McGuinness – 100