Quarterback Reece Schlabach looks down the field for an open receiver in the Wolverine’s game against Shelby. PCHS looks for its first win against RS Central this Friday, Sept. 6. (photo by Mark Schmerling)
Quarterback Reece Schlabach looks down the field for an open receiver in the Wolverine’s game against Shelby. PCHS looks for its first win against RS Central this Friday, Sept. 6. (photo by Mark Schmerling)

Wolverines hungry for first win versus RS Central

Published 11:42am Tuesday, September 3, 2013

After playing almost well enough against two highly-accomplished football teams, the Polk County Wolverines look for their first win of the season at home this Friday, Sept. 6 vs. R-S Central.

Game time is 7:30.

Last Friday, Aug. 30 the Wolverines advanced to within Asheville’s 35-yard line six times, but were unable to score, as Asheville recorded a 21-0 win.

“We never could punch it in,” said Polk Head Coach Bruce Ollis.

Asheville held the Wolverines to 79 yards on the ground.

At the half, Asheville led by just 8-0.
“We played well in the first half,” said Ollis. In all, the Wolverines gave up three big plays to Asheville, but, “other than that … we played pretty good defense.”

Polk’s only turnover in the scoring zone was an interception. However, quarterback Reece Schlabach connected on 11 of 20 passes, for 153 yards. Kirhee Green picked off an Asheville pass for the Wolverines.

“We’ve still got to be more consistent, and tackle better,” Ollis said.

Freshmen Chandler Patrick and Storm Wheeler contributed seven tackles apiece, while Schlabach notched eight. Jordan Smith and Anthony Marino each took down ball carriers twice for losses.

R-S Central is after its first win this season too, after losing 8-7 to McDowell two Fridays ago, followed by a week off.

“They’re as good as they’ve been in a while,” said Ollis. “They beat us last year . . . We’ll have to play better than we did last year.”

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