Polk County's Satchel McCoy takes down Swain's John Parton during their match Tuesday at 126 pounds

New Polk County wrestling coach Scott Taylor only had about half his team available Tuesday for his Wolverine debut.

Taylor liked what he saw from those present.

The Wolverines split a pair of matches with Swain and Chase, falling 54-24 to the Maroon Devils before bouncing back to take a 36-30 win over the Trojans.

With Polk County’s football team among those still in season, the Wolverines only fielded wrestlers in eight classes, and only two wrestlers competed in the win over Chase as the Trojans forfeited six weight classes to give Polk the win.

But the Swain match offered a glimpse of the potential this season for Polk as Satchel McCoy and Collier Foster earned wins by decision and Bryson McCraw scored a pin at 152 pounds.

“I thought we wrestled as well as we could for the first match with half a team,” said Taylor. “We’re still missing a few as well as the football players.

“That’s hurting us in not having enough practice partners, but we’re still working hard. We didn’t have any seniors wrestling tonight, just juniors and freshmen.”

Polk County is slated to return to action on Thursday, traveling to Hendersonville to face the Bearcats and Rosman.

Polk County’s Tori Strickland won both of her matches by forfeit but did compete in an exhibition match

Swain 54, Polk County 24
106: Tori Strickland (PC) by forfeit
113: Owen Craig (S) p. Saxton Tickle
120: Noah Race (S) by forfeit
126: Satchel McCoy (PC) d. John Parton, 6-0
132: Adam Cotterman (S) by forfeit
138; Collier Foster (PC) d. Dhrur Serghani, 6-5
145: James Stroman (S) p. Nathan Foster
152: Bryson McCraw (PC) p. Isreal Feruson
160: Lawson Woodard (S) by forfeit
170: Lucas Sutton (S) by forfeit
182: Logan Rhodes (PC) by forfeit
195: Blake Sain (S) p. Charles Jackson
220: Carson Taylor (S) by forfeit
285: Kohlton Neadeau (S) by forfeit

Polk County 36, Chase 30
106: Tori Strickland (PC) by forfeit
113: Saxton Tickle (PC) by forfeit
120: Double forfeit
126: Satchel McCoy (PC) by forfeit
132: Double forfeit
138; Collier Foster (PC) by forfeit
145: Nathan Foster (PC) by forfeit
152: Bryson McCraw (PC) by forfeit
160: Madison Taverira (C) by forfeit
170: Darin Johnson (C) p. Logan Rhodes
182: Ethan Scilazer (C) by forfeit
195: Noah Dalmen (C) p. Charlie Jackson
220: Preston Campfield (C) by forfeit
285: Double forfeit