Polk Wolverines dominate Thomas Jefferson 90-17

Published 12:52 pm Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Its rare that you see total domination on the gridiron at any level, but on Friday night the Polk County football team was a machine.

The Wolverines (8-1) jumped all over Thomas Jefferson in the first quarter and never stopped en route to a 90-17 victory.

Nine different Wolverines found the endzone. Star quarterback Andre Overholt led the charge with a systematic attack through the air. Overholt was 8-for-10 through the air with five touchdowns. He also had three carries for 40 yards.

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In the aftermath, the Wolverines are being criticized for the score, which head coach Bruce Ollis isnt buying, and the numbers back him up.

The Wolverines only ran 20 plays in the first half and found themselves with a 42-0 lead after just one quarter.&bsp; Add in the fact that Thomas Jefferson threw the ball 52 times, which extended the clock, and the Wolverines could reasonably put up that many points. Thomas Jefferson had given up 73 points the week before.

It certainly was not our goal to score 90 points against Thomas Jefferson, Ollis said. I feel as if we are getting undue criticism for the score.

The Wolverines also pulled their starters after the half, in which they led 70-0. Ollis said that his second and third string kids played hard, which is understandable due to the limited opportunities they sometime have to play.

Other Wolverines finding the endzone on Friday night were Kerry Littlejohn, Cody Orrick, Jay Sutton and Reese Schlabach. Littlejohn rushed for three touchdowns.

On the receiving end of passing touchdowns were Rooster Ross, Alec Philpott, Joel Booker, Tyler Ridings and Ryan Thomas.

The Wolverines will now focus their attention to Owen this Friday night. The Wolverines host Owen on Senior Night with conference implications on the line. Polk, Owen and Mountain Heritage are all tied for the lead in the conference right now.