Polk hosts conference foe Mitchell for Homecoming

Published 10:26am Friday, October 11, 2013

Despite coming off a huge win last week, Polk County High School’s football team is not taking Mitchell for granted, as the Wolverines host the Mountaineers at Homecoming this Friday, Oct. 11.

Opening kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Polk, which has won its last four games, is 4-3 overall, and 2-0 in conference play.

“Mitchell (1-5 overall, and 0-1 in the conference) has beaten us two of the last three years,” said Polk head coach Bruce Ollis. “We’re 10-1 in Homecoming (games) in the last 11 years,” he added.

The lone loss was to Mitchell.

“It’s a team that always plays us tough,” continued Ollis. “We respect them.”
Last year, Mitchell made it to the Western Regional final.
“We’re still very concerned about them,” Ollis added. He recognized the importance of playing well at a homecoming game. “It’s (also) a conference game.”

With the Wolverines scoring 80 points against an otherwise tough Mountain Heritage team last week, Ollis knows what can happen if players are not careful.

“One thing you have to guard against after a big win, is complacency,” he cautioned. “We’re working just as hard this week as we did the previous week, and the week before.”

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