Donte Tingling picked up a win for Polk County in the Wolverines' victory Friday over Chase

Polk County secured a second-place finish in the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference on Friday and improved its chances for a wild-card berth into the state 1A dual team wrestling playoffs.

The Wolverines swept a conference tri-match at Brevard, defeating the host Blue Devils 52-27 and upending Chase 66-15. The wins improved Polk’s dual match record this season to 14-6, 5-1 in conference matches.

Polk County will need to earn a wild-card berth into the 1A duals, with those slots based on team winning percentage. Brackets will be announced January 25.

The Blue Devils figured to offer the tougher challenge, their roster including defending 2A 170-pound state champion Jaxon Turner and state runner-up Ray Laney. Polk County’s depth, though, proved helpful, with the Wolverines earning three forfeit wins.

Polk also dominated the lower weight classes, winning five of the six matches from 106 to 138.

The Wolverines are set to close their regular season on Friday, hosting Chase for a non-conference match. Polk will then travel back to Brevard on Saturday, Jan. 20 for the MF7 individual tournament.

POLK COUNTY 52, BREVARD 27
120: Amon Villarreal (PC) p. Tristin Cison (Fall 1:57)
126: Aiden Billings (PC) p. Davis Holland (Fall 1:11)
132: Conner Ahlert (PC) p. Cooper White (Fall 3:50)
138: Carlo Colombo (B) p. Shatter Johnson (Fall 1:53)
144: Jacob Ed (PC) p. Cole Cubbison (Fall 1:34)
150: Carson Bell (PC) by forfeit
157: Jesse Phillips (B) d. Styler Blackwell, 6-4
165: Jaxon Turner (B) p. Zachary McCraw (Fall 3:37)
175: Zalen McCraw (PC) maj. dec. Koltt McCall, 15-4
190: Ray Laney (B) by forfeit
215: Jadyn Virgil (PC) by forfeit
285: Ayden Corbin (B) p. Lucas Johnson (Fall 1:38)
106: Efrain Rivera (PC) by forfeit
113: Brody Wolfe (PC) p. Austen Taylor (Fall 1:30)

POLK COUNTY 66, CHASE 15
113: Brody Wolfe (PC) by forfeit
120: Amon Villarreal (PC) p. Austin Mathis (Fall 1:51)
126: Adrian Fox (C) p. Aiden Billings (Fall 0:39)
132: Carter Wade (PC) p. Chris Morrow (Fall 0:43)
138: Shatter Johnson (PC) by forfeit
144: Jacob Ed (PC) by forfeit
150: Carson Bell (PC) by forfeit
157: Styler Blackwell (PC) by forfeit
165: Donte Tingling (PC) p. Hunter Luckadoo (Fall 1:14)
175: Jordan Baxter (C) p. Zachary McCraw (Fall 3:50)
190: Zalen McCraw (PC) p. Seth Walker (Fall 1:14)
215: Jadyn Virgil (PC) p. Cameron Bradley (Fall 0:32)
285: Justin Jones (C) d. Lucas Johnson, 7-6
106: Efrain Rivera (PC) by forfeit