Wolverines prove tougher than Avery, winning 36-12

Published 12:14 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2010

On Friday, Oct. 15, the Polk County Wolverines hosted the Avery County Vikings on homecoming night. The game was very physical but the Wolverines proved the tougher of the two teams, coming out a clear victor 36-12.

The game was dead even to start, with both teams failing to score until the final three minutes when the Wolverines drove down the field and scored on an impressive 45-yard pass from Andre Overholt to Ryan Thomas.&bsp; This was just the beginning for Overholt, who would go on to throw four more touchdowns before the night’s end.

The second quarter followed almost the same pattern as the first quarter, with both teams playing evenly until the final three minutes. Thats when the Wolverines took over. The Wolverines offense, again behind Overholt, drove down the field and scored on a nine-yard pass to Trey Couch. The Wolverines went on to score again just before the half on another pass to Ryan Thomas. Polk went into the half with a commanding 22-0 lead.

In the third quarter, Avery was finally able to put a drive together and get on the board. Averys defense put an end to Overholts perfect night, intercepting one of his passes deep in Avery territory.

However, the quarter was not a total loss for the Wolverines as Cary Littlejohn ran the ball 49 yards for a score just before the start of the fourth. Heading into the fourth the Wolverines still had a commanding lead over Avery 29-6.

The fourth quarter was evenly played with both teams scoring once. The Wolverines scored on yet another pass by Overholt, this time to Chandler Miller.

Polk’s defense played just as well as its offense, with J.J Maxwell recording 13 total tackles and Juan Hicks recording 9. Markece Cunningham also added to his stats, recording two and a half sacks.

Polk County dominated on both sides of the ball on homecoming night, which led to a 36-12 victory.

We came out and played Wolverine football,” Coach Ollis said. “We played great on defense and made some big plays offensively and rushed the ball well when we needed to.

The Wolverines (7-1, 3-1) are now in a three-way tie for the conference lead with Owen and Mountain Heritage. They play Thomas Jefferson away this Friday.