Polk Middle's Sam Rhein celebrates Tuesday after winning his match at 195 pounds

Polk County Middle secured sole possession of the Blue Ridge Conference East Division title and continued its drive for another undefeated regular season with a 75-25 win Tuesday over visiting Rugby Middle.

The Wolverines improved to 13-0 overall, 9-0 in East Division matches. Polk closes its regular season on Thursday at home against Apple Valley.

Polk Middle never trailed in Tuesday’s match, with Silas Amorelli winning the day’s opener with a a quick first-period pin at 76 pounds. The score stood at 24-7 after six matches, but the Wolverines won four of the next six matches, then reeled off five straight wins in the upper weight classes.

Perhaps the day’s most exciting match came at 170 pounds, where Polk’s Callum Eadus rallied for an 8-5 decision over Rugby’s Everett Ayers. Eadus trailed 5-4 entering the final period, but was able to record a crucial escape and secured the win with a takedown.

Polk Middle’s Jared Contreras works to gain the upper hand against Rugby Middle’s Noah Howard during their match at 83 pounds

76: Slias Amorelli (PC) p. Ashen Yudenfriend
83: Noah Howard (R) d. Jared Contreras, 14-7
90: Cole Huntley (PC) p. Andrew Ayers
98: Liam Jackson (PC) p. Ray Lecker
106: Gavin Waldbillig (PC) p. Drayton Sweezy
113: Mason Detmering (R) maj. dec. Davis Holbert, 15-1
120: Gorden Threlfall (PC) p. Emma Croston
126: Matthew Jarrett (PC) p. Austin Morgan
132: Ryland Walsh (R) p. Jayvin Clark
138: Andy Serrano (PC) p. Brady McCollin
145: Isaiah Staley (PC) p. Porter Gonzales
152: Collin Hunter (R) p. Danny Bradley
160: Chester Wilson (PC) p. Silcox
170: Callum Eadus (PC) d. Everett Ayers, 8-5
182: Acer Eadus (PC) p. Theron Thomas
195: Sam Rhein (PC) p. Wyatt Ridgeway
220: Hudson Hyde (PC) p. Samson Porter
250: Cameron Morris (R) by forfeit