Polk County Middle School Conference Champs

Published 11:23 am Friday, February 3, 2012

Polk County Middle School boys grabbed the Blue Ridge Conference Championship Wednesday, Feb. 1 over Canton, 40-25. “We went on a 17-0 run in the fourth quarter,” said Coach Billy Alm. “It was a bit intense there for a bit but then we got to relax.” Alm said the team’s defensive play won the game, only giving up eight points in the second half. Eighth-grader Jamal Tanner (left) had the most points on the evening with 21. Coach Alm said Tanner averaged between 15-20 points throughout the season. The middle school’s girls team lost their game by just one point, 33-32. Player Haley Kropp had the most points for the girls team with 20. (photo by Fulton Hampton)