After missing last year’s game because of injury, Polk’s QB Alec Philpott (no. 9), shown here in a jamboree against Spartan High Aug. 10, will lead the Wolverines against Brevard tonight. (photo by Fulton Hampton)

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Polk opens season at home tonight against Brevard

Published 9:11pm Thursday, August 23, 2012

When the Brevard Blue Devils visit Polk County Friday night, Aug. 24, there will certainly be no shortage of royal blue and white, with both teams utilizing those colors. At times, determining the other team and their supporters may not be easy.
But the Wolverines need to make sure they don’t get too comfortable in this familiar environment. Even though the colors won’t change, the Devils will be trying to change the outcome.
Once again this week Polk goes up against a team they have not lost to recently (4-0). Head coach Bruce Ollis said after the emotional win versus Tuscola the Wolverines will need to eliminate mistakes and penalties to ensure a win.
“We played hard but at times we did not play smart,” Ollis said.
He mentioned goals for the game being to focus on individual growth and improvement, “which of course makes us better as a team,” and to establish a more balanced attack with an improved running game. Defensively, Ollis said Polk needs get off the field quicker, shortening the opponent’s drives and giving the ball back to the offense in good field position.
Last year Polk had to play without the previous week’s Player of the Week, QB Alec Philpott. Philpott was again Player of the Week this year, but this time he’s coming in healthy and ready to lead Polk to another victory.

- written by Fulton Hampton

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