Wolverines hammer Brevard, 56-0

Published 4:59 pm Thursday, September 2, 2010

Brevards worst loss in team history only lasted a week, thanks to a prolific scoring performance from host Polk County High School Friday night.

The Wolverines pounded Brevard 56-0, just one week after the Blue Devils began the season with a 48-0 home loss to Owen.

PCHS quarterback Andre Overholt accounted for five of Polk Countys six first-half touchdowns as the Wolverines jumped out to a 42-0 lead by intermission.

Honestly, I was a little surprised, said PCHS head coach Bruce Ollis after the lopsided victory against a team the Wolverines met in the opening round of the state playoffs a year ago. We got a shutout and thats hard to do in high school football these days.

I thought our line executed real well up front and we were able to run the ball, which is something we wanted to do and the big plays were there when we wanted to execute them.

Overholt scored on runs of 2 and 6 yards in the first half and connected on touchdown passes of 73 yards to tight end Chandler Miller, 25 yards to Joel Booker and 65 yards to Kerry Littlejohn.

Any rust Overholt may have shown from a mostly inactive preseason due to an ankle injury was gone against Brevard (0-2). He threw for 182 yards on 6 of 7 passing.

When you complete six of your seven pass attempts and half of those go for touchdowns, there isnt much else you can say, Ollis said.

Miller added a first-half interception that he returned 43 yards for a touchdown to the first-half scoring juggernaut.

Overholt and most of PCHS starting unit sat out most of the second half

Booker, who rushed five times for 48 yards, added a 25-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and running back Tyler Ridings added a 2-yard score in the fourth. Ridings finished with a team-high 75 yards.

Meanwhile, the PCHS defense held Brevard to 99 yards of total offense en route to the shutout.

Ollis said he was happy to see his reserves get a lot of playing time with things well in hand in the second half.

We got some time for our backups, so it was good to see them get some snaps on a Friday night in front of people, said Ollis.

PCHS (2-0) travels to RS-Central Friday night.STATSPolk County 56, Brevard 0

Score by quarter

Brevard&bsp; 0&bsp;&bsp; 0&bsp;&bsp; 0&bsp;&bsp; 0&bsp; -&bsp; 0

PCHS&bsp;&bsp; 14&bsp;&bsp; 28&bsp;&bsp; 7&bsp;&bsp; 7&bsp; – 56

1st quarter

PC – Andre Overholt 2 run (Jacob Christiansen kick)

PC – Chandler Miller 73 pass from Overholt (Christiansen kick)

2nd quarter

PC – Joel Booker 25 pass from Overholt (Christiansen kick)

PC – Miller 43 interception return (Christiansen kick)

PC – Overholt 6 run (Christiansen kick)

PC – Kerry Littlejohn 65 pass from Overholt (Christiansen kick)

3rd quarter

PC – Booker 25 run Christiansen kick)

4th quarter

PC – Tyler Ridings 2 run (Christiansen kick)

Rushing: PC – Ridings 9-75, Booker 5-48, Overholt 4-21, Jaylon Twitty 1-10, Littlejohn 1-8, Cody Orick 3-2.

Passing: PC – Overholt 6-7-0-182

Receiving: PC – Miller 2-88, Booker 1-25, Littlejohn 1-65, Ryan Thomas 1-13, Orick 1-4.