Bye week coming at good time for PCHS

Published 4:41 pm Friday, September 17, 2010

After a 4-0 start to the season, a No. 5-ranking in Class 2A and mounting injuries, idle started to look pretty good on the Polk County High football schedule.

The Wolverines have an open date on their schedule this week following a 29-12 victory over cross-state rival Landrum.

We give the guys Monday off and then I tell them if they give me three good days of practice, well take Friday off, too, said PCHS head coach Bruce Ollis. I dangle that carrot out there for them, but its good for all of us.

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The players need it, and, honestly, its good for the coaches, too.

Four PCHS players missed this past weeks game against Landrum, so having a week off will also help get those players healthy for a run at a Western Highlands Conference 2A championship and a potential state-playoff run.

LB/FB Juan Hicks, LB Jaylon Twitty, OL/DL Jacob Painter and TE/DE Chandler Miller missed the Landrum game. Hicks is expected to miss at least one more week with an injured shoulder, but the others could return next week at Madison.

Were a little nicked up in spots, said Ollis. So, yeah, this week off is coming at a good time for us.