Polk County Middle players are cheered as they walk through the school halls Monday prior to leaving for Macon County (photo courtesy PCMS).

Monday’s Blue Ridge Conference Tournament final did not end as Polk County Middle would have preferred.

But the 25-12, 25-14 loss to Macon Middle did nothing to spoil the outstanding season the Wolverines had.

“This is a great bunch of 8th graders and we’re gonna miss coaching them,” said Polk Middle head coach Kenny Hall. “They’ve had a great season and should be proud of being division champs.”

The Panthers completed an undefeated season with their second straight BRC championship. It also marked the second straight undefeated campaign for Macon.

Polk Middle, the Blue Ridge Conference East Division champions, saw its season end with a 14-3 record. Two of those losses came to Macon Middle.

The Wolverines’ day began with walk through the halls at Polk Middle, students and faculty cheering on the team as they prepared to depart.

“I was proud that we had a lot of support from Polk cheering the team on,” Hsll said. “Macon played very well today and it was hard to find any holes in their defense.”