Wolverines make move up in poll

Published 5:23 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Polk County High moved up to No. 4 in this weeks Class 2A Associated Press football poll.

The Wolverines (6-0 overall, 2-0 Western Highlands Conference) are the owners of the only unblemished record in western North Carolina. Previously, PCHS was ranked No. 7 in the AP poll.

Weve said right up front and were not pretentious when we say it that we feel like weve got a pretty good football team, said PCHS head coach Bruce Ollis. We expect to win. Being 6-0 right now validates that, and we feel like we can make a push to be an awfully good football team down the road.

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PCHS is ranked behind No. 1 Reidsville, No. 2 Tarboro and No. 3 Lincolnton in this weeks poll.

To have and to have not

Landrum High School is the winner of three straight games and has been impressive in doing so.

In Landrums four victories this season, the Cardinals (4-2) have averaged 47 points per game, while giving up only 11 points per contest. In their two losses, the Cardinals were outscored 70-12.

Maxed out

PCHS senior LB J.J. Maxwell leads the Wolverines in tackles as he did in 2009 with 76 (12.7 per game). . . . Someone other than Cole McDowell led LHS in rushing this season when Peyton McCarter ran four times for 113 yards, two touchdowns and a gaudy 28.3-yard per-carry average in a 42-0 win over Whitmire Friday night.