Polk football squad opens season at Chase this evening

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2016


When Polk County opens its 2016 football season at Chase tonight, the Wolverines will face what Polk head coach Jamie Thompson calls “an athletic team. They play in a tough (South Mountain 2A/3A) division,” Thompson continued. 

Especially being the season opener, “it’s a huge game for us,” Thompson emphasized.

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“Last year, we were down at halftime, and came back to win by a couple of scores (23-13”).

New for the Chase this season is the Trojans’ spread offense.

New for the Wolverines is quarterback Dillon Overholt, one of Thompson’s players replacing last year’s seniors.

Overholt, a junior, has shown speed, athletic ability and composure.

Does Thompson have confidence in him?

“I do,” he asserted.

Opening kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.