Wolverines return for Homecoming 2009

Published 1:47 pm Friday, October 23, 2009

g favorite tonight when it welcomes winless Thomas Jefferson for Polk&squo;s 2009 Homecoming game.

The Wolverines, 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Western Highlands Conference (WHC), will try to add a big win to the Homecoming festivities and stay in contention for the WHC title.

Polk County is tied with Mountain Heritage for second place in the conference, one loss behind Hendersonville, which Polk will face at home in the last game of the regular season.

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Thomas Jefferson, a small 1A school with a developing sports program, has struggled to compete this year. Thomas Jefferson has managed to score less than five points per game and has been outscored on average by nearly 39 points per game.

Thomas Jefferson may be fortunte to get on the board against Polk&squo;s defense, which is giving up just 11.9 points a contest. Only Hendersonville is allowing fewer points at 9.6.

The Wolerines are coming off their highest offensive output of the season after piling up 346 total yards in a 46-20 win over Avery.

Andre Overholt had a very efficient offensive game, completing 5-of-6 passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 127 yards, averaging nearly 10 yards per carry.

Justin Blackburn, one of the leading receivers in the region, was again a leading target for the Wolverines, pulling in five catches for 72 yards. For the season, Blackburn has caught 29 passes for 542 yards and eight touchdowns.

Blackburn also leads Polk with three interceptions, while junior linebacker J.J. Maxwell, one of the top defensive stoppers in the region, leads Polk in tackles with 108.

Polk is back on the road next week at Owens before returning for the final game of the regular season against Hendersonville.