Polk offense must be tight against Thomasville

Published 10:05 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015


By Mark Schmerling

First challenge for Polk County’s varsity in the state 2A football playoffs will be this evening, when the Wolverines (15th seed in the 2A West) visit the Bulldogs of Thomasville (seeded second in the region).

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The Bulldogs don’t score lots of points (just 177 this season, compared to Polk’s 315 in the same number of games), but they don’t need to. In 11 games they’ve yielded just 107, for an average of just under 10 points per game, and an overall record of 8-3, and a conference mark of 5-0.


This season, the Wolverines have sometimes avoided costly turnovers. They’ll have to do so against a fine defensive team like Thomasville.


The good new is that Polk can score, and has shown it. In their 11 games, the Wolverines have averaged over 28 points per contest, and have given up an average of just over 24. Thomasville has won its past seven games, allowing a total of just 36 points on that streak.


But, this is state playoffs, and averages mean little.


Opening kickoff time had not been announced by press time.