Wolverines host Avery County tonight

Published 11:22 pm Thursday, October 16, 2014

Before this season got underway, Polk County High School football coach Jamie Thompson predicted that Avery County’s Vikings would be the most improved team in the the Western Highlands Conference.

Thompson feels that has transpired, as his Wolverines prepare to host the Vikings this (Friday) evening.

Polk, with six wins in a row, comes into the contest at 6-2 overall, and 3-0 in WHC action. Avery, coming off a 21-0 loss to Hendersonville, is 3-4 overall, and 0-3 in WHC competition.

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“They (Avery) are better than their record indicates,” Thompson observed.

He noted that the Vikings run the option, with two quarterbacks —  number one, Tre Jackson, and number four, Luke Crowe. When Jackson is at quarterback, Crowe lines up at split end. When Crowe is at QB, Jackson is the tailback.

“We’ve got to play sound football,” Thompson said, noting, “We need to bring our ‘A’ game.” Thompson also said that the Vikings are “pretty good on defense.”

Wolverine fans have seen steady improvement from their team this season.

“We’re playing better each week,” agreed Thompson, though he admitted, “We stil have room for improvement.”

Tonight is also Polk’s Homecoming/Alumni NIght.

Opening kickoff is set for 7:30.