Roster strength helps ferry Polk Middle past Bethel Middle

The turnaround story that is Polk County Middle wrestling this season gained a new chapter Monday.

Perhaps most accurate to label it Strength In Numbers.

The Wolverines filled every weight class and used that advantage to defeat Bethel Middle, 60-48, in a Blue Ridge Conference match at Polk.

The win lifts Polk Middle to 4-3 on the season, a climb above the .500 mark that hasn’t happened in quite a while.

“A very, very long time,” said Polk Middle head coach Jerry Cox.

Polk Middle won seven matches via forfeit, then got key pins on the mat from Topher Pearson, Chris Wilmoth and Jacob Ed to secure enough points for the win.

The Wolverines return to the mat on Thursday, traveling to Apple Valley to face the undefeated Knights. The match will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Polk County Middle 60, Bethel Middle 48
77: Brinson Ashworth (PC) by forfeit
85: Kane Bryson (B) p. Nathan Prince
92: Matthew Mehaffey (B) p. Carson Bell
100: Topher Pearson (PC) p. Turner Robb
108: Chance Rector (B) p. Aaron Jackson
115: Tyson Silver (B) p. Shatter Johnson
122: Jacob Ed (PC) p. Hunter Lowe
128: Xander Hill (B) p. Aaron Dickey
134: Donte Tingling (PC) by forfeit
140: J.J. Hannah (B) p. Aaron Morrison
147: Chris Wilmoth (PC) p. Ebb Frizzell
154: John Wright (PC) by forfeit
162: Charlie Jackson (PC) by forfeit
172: John Viesselman (B) p. Luke Miller
184: Kole Powell (PC) by forfeit
192: Conner Cantwell (PC) by forfeit
222: Conner Davis (PC) by forfeit
252: Caden Ingram (B) p. Jayden McGill

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