Wolverines march on conference title search

Published 10:06 pm Thursday, October 3, 2013

by Mark Schmerling

The Polk County High School Wolverines picked up their first conference win, and evened their overall record at 3-3 last Friday at home, with a 47-17 win against Madison.

Polk will have to be sharp and focused, to return to Columbus at 2-0 in the conference.

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“It’s always good to be 1-0 in the conference,” said head football coach Bruce Ollis, as his squad prepared for this evening’s game at Mountain Heritage.

Ollis said the Cougars have a smart and talented quarterback in Trevor Robinson.

“He runs the ball well, and he throws the ball well,” observed Ollis, who added that Robinson often runs his team from the wing-T shotgun formation. Reading that offense quickly and accurately will be crucial for the Wolverine defense.

“If you’re not ready, you’ll be out of position,” said Ollis, who added his linebackers will have to be especially sharp. “If not, it could be a long night for us.”

In addition to their quarterback, the Cougars have two quality runners, Cannon and Robinson, who make up for their lack of bulk by being quick and fast. Ollis said they often run the ball between the guards, and have “super quick feet. They’re always running downhill.”

As a result, “We’ll have to defend (against) three or four good runners,” said Ollis.

Some mental mistakes (being out of position) committed by the Wolverines’ secondary in last week’s game, “we’ve corrected during the week,” noted Ollis.

Over the past few weeks, more Wolverines have recovered from injuries and have made increasing contributions to the three wins.

Next Friday, Oct. 11, the Wolverines host Mitchell.