Polk County’s Taytem Johnson sends a pass upfield earlier this season

State soccer playoffs: Polk to host South Stanly in opener

Polk County will host South Stanly in the opening round of the state 1A girls soccer playoffs according to pairings released Saturday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

The Wolverines (10-2-1) received the No. 4 seed in the random draw conducted by the NCHSAA and will host the Rebel Bulls (6-3), who placed third in the Yadkin Valley Conference.

South Stanly is led by junior Keeli Crisco, who had scored 13 goals, and freshman Ximena Jaimes, who has eight goals and eight assists. Senior goalkeeper Savanna Hurley has recorded 53 saves in seven matches.

The Rebel Bulls began ths season 6-0, but dropped their final three matches of the season.

The winner of Monday’s match will face either Elkin or Woods Charter in the second round.