A must-win for the Wolverines as they face Avery tonight

Published 10:54 pm Thursday, October 15, 2015

By Mark Schmerling


After two consecutive one-point losses, Polk County’s varsity football players will “keep pushing,” said head coach Jamie Thompson, with this evening’s game at Avery County.

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Overall, the Wolverines, who are this close to 7-1 or 8-0 overall, are 3-5 overall, and 1-2 in Western Highlands Conference competition, soundly defeating Madison, 50-7, recently.

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Avery County, just 1-6 overall, and 0-2 in the WHC cannot be taken lightly, Thompson said.


“They (the Avery Vikings) have struggled this year, but they played Hendersonville tough last week,” Thompson noted, the Bearcats slipping by Avery, 37-30.


The Vikings run a wing-T offense and also open that up at times, Thompson remarked. Quarterback Luke Crowe (#4) “throws a decent ball and he’s quick,” Thompson observed.


The Wolverines’ Jamal Wheeler is ready to fire back on both counts. Wheeler has also turned in some breathtaking tackles this season. He has numerous cohorts in the backfield and as pass receivers.


“It’s a game we’ve got to have, a game we’ve got to win,” Thompson emphasized.

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