The defending Blue Ridge Conference wrestling champions received a scare Thursday from Polk County Middle.
Flat Rock hung on to hand the Wolverines a 57-45 setback in a BRC match at Flat Rock.
Coming off its first win over a Henderson County school in six years, Polk Middle nearly recorded another. The Wolverines were dominant in the upper weights as John Wright, Charles Jackson, Kole Powell, Luke Miller and Conner Davis each won their matches by pins.
Perhaps the best match of the day came at 120 pounds, where Polk Middle’s Jacob Ed fell behind 8-0, but rallied to within 9-8 before losing the decision.
The Wolverines are back in action on Monday, traveling to Brevard Middle for a 4:30 p.m. match.
Flat Rock Middle 57, Polk Middle 45
Polk Middle results only
76: Brinson Ashworth lost by pin
83: Nathan Prince lost by pin
90: Carson Bell lost by pin
98: Aaron Jackson won by decision
106: Topher Pearson won by pin
113: Shatter Johnson won by pin
120: Jacob Ed lost by decision
126: Justin Mendoza lost by pin
132: Donte Tingling lost by pin
138: Aaron Morrison lost by pin
152: John Wright won by pin
160: Charles Jackson won by pin
170: Kole Powell won by pin
182: Luke Miller won by pin
195: Conner Cantwell lost by pin
220: Conner Davis won by pin
285: Jaiden McGill lost by pin