Polk dominates Mtn. Heritage in 80-36 conference win

Published 4:49pm Monday, October 7, 2013

In the second half, nearly everything the Wolverines touched, turned to gold, or six points. To start the third quarter, Smith took the Cougar’s kickoff to the hosts’ 20. With 9:07 left in that quarter, Smith carried the ball in from just outside the goal line. The PAT was off, but Polk was ahead, 32-14. Just over a minute later, Polk recovered a Cougar fumble. Then, Darden scampered 44 yards for another score. One kick later, and Polk led, 39-14.

Tyrone Miller’s interception set up another Polk score, as Schlabach took the ball into the Cougar end zone. It was 46-14, and Polk’s scoring was far from over.

The Wolverines’ defense forced another turnover, as Bryce Martin picked off a Cougar pass and ran the ball all the way to the visitors’ 27. Shortly after that, Tanner carried the ball in for another score, with the PAT making it 53-14, where it stood after three quarters.

Just into the last quarter, the Cougars’ Dalton Robinson scored on a five-yard run.

A pass completion added two points, making it 53-22. But, less than a minute later, Schlabach ran the ball in from the Cougar 45, making it 59-22. Another Mountain Heritage touchdown, on a run by Buchanan, and a two-point conversion made it 59-30.

Polk added another exclamation point when, with 7:51 remaining in the game, Tyrone Miller took the Cougar kickoff all the way in for yet another TD. The kick was good, and the Wolverines led, 66-30, but the hit parade wasn’t over. With 6:55 remaining, Jamal Tanner added yet another Polk interception and a touchdown runback. The kick was up and good, as Polk led 73-30.

Trevor Robinson’s TD run from Polk’s 16, added 6 points for the Cougars,’ but hardly threatened the Wolverines’ lead. Wheeler’s 75-yard sprint followed, and for the last three and one-half minutes of the game, no one scored.

“So many people contributed to the victory. It’s a huge statement game for us,” Ollis said. “Offensively, we were hitting on all cylinders. We’ll savor this for a while.”

Ollis acknowledged that the race for a conference title is just heating up.

This Friday, Oct. 11 the Wolverines host Mitchell for homecoming. Game time is 7:30.

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