Owen visits Polk for huge senior night matchupPublished 7:29pm Thursday, October 18, 2012
by Fulton Hampton
Polk versus Owen…almost enough said.
This late season game is always a major factor in the WHC Conference Championship.
But this year may be as big as any in the last few years. This game is crucial on several levels for the Wolverines; conference championship and playoff implications, maintaining their unbeaten streak at home this year and Senior Night.
The Wolverines never overlook Owen. Over the last few years Polk (7-2, 4-1 conference) versus Owen (4-5, 3-2 conference) has produced consistent nail bitters.
Coach Bruce Ollis mentioned the importance of the game as he spoke about the Friday night match.
“I can’t remember a game that did not go down to the wire or wasn’t close late in the fourth quarter,” he said. “They are a hard-nosed physical football team just like always, well coached; I expect a tough physical football game. They are more ground based (offense), they have always been an off tackle team; always have hard-nosed fullbacks and tailbacks. But have a vertical passing game… they try to hit the home run a lot (when they throw).”
Seniors Todd Yoder No. 55, Daniel Cox No. 28, Coleman Bradley No. 33, Floyd Graber No. 68, Lucas Williams No. 5 and Alec Philpott No. 9 will be honored tonight at 7 p.m.
“All (of them) have been a part of a lot of victories here and we are certainly very proud of them.
This is the last home game we can promise our seniors, we would certainly like to see them go out winners at home. The best sendoff we can give them is a win,” Ollis said.