Polk Wolverines look to rebound in rivalry game tonight

Published 8:45 am Friday, September 7, 2012

Polk and Landrum line up tonight at 7:30 p.m. for the annual inter-state contest. (photo by Fulton Hampton)

When one begins to talk about football and the upcoming season the term rivalry eventually comes up. Rivalries are a huge part of football. Who is going to hold the bragging rights for the next year?  Who has the advantage this year? In this area, at the college level, we always have the South Carolina and Clemson game to look forward to late in the season. Michigan vs. Michigan State ….  countless others that fans wait for typically in the latter part of the year.
Fortunately, on the high school level we don’t have to wait very long. Two local cross town teams with the added inter-state element thrown in makes for the classic rivalry.   When the Landrum Cardinals visit the Polk Wolverines this Friday at 7:30 p.m., it will definitely be “Game On.”
With Landrum winning last year for the first time in a several years, and both teams coming off disappointing losses last week, the setting could not be any better for an exciting game. It is often said about games like this “If you can’t get up for this one you’re probably in the wrong place or the wrong sport.”
Polk Coach Bruce Ollis commented, “This is a game that kind of takes on a life of its own. It’s THE game in this area, our fans, community and players are excited about it. It gives you bragging rights for a year and the Wolverines would like to get back to where we can brag again.” Referring to the loss to Landrum last year Ollis added; “That certainly has renewed the rivalry, no doubt about that. The place will be packed out, there will be a lot of royal blue and red on opposite sides of the field… it’s a great high school rivalry and we look forward to it.”

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