The division and conference champions represented on signs in Polk County Middle School’s gymnasium encompass almost every sport played at the school.
One notable absence has been wrestling, a sport in which the Wolverines have never claimed a Blue Ridge Conference championship of any sort.
Polk Middle’s wrestling team is officially the BRC East Division champion for 2021-22, which also means a spot in the dual team playoffs to determine the league’s conference champion. Those playoffs will be held Monday at Polk County High School.
Two mats will be used for the BRC duals, with Polk Middle wrestling West Division runner-up Bethel Middle on one mat and West champion Waynesville facing East runner-up Apple Valley on the other mat beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Following those matches, Polk Middle will recognize its eighth graders while the two mats are reduced to one for the championship match.
Prior to Monday’s team action, the Wolverines are slated to battle for crowns at the league’s individual tournament, set for Saturday at Waynesville Middle.
Polk Middle qualified 14 wrestlers for Saturday’s meet, those wrestlers including: