Polk Middle soccer team tops Flat Rock to stay in division title chase

Published 8:00 am Thursday, October 4, 2018

Polk County Middle kept its hopes for a Blue Ridge Conference East Division title alive Monday, knocking off Flat Rock 3-2 in a road boys soccer match.

The win lifts Polk County’s record to 8-2 overall, 6-2 in East Division play. Apple Valley is currently 6-1-1 in the East, with Flat Rock at 5-2 (not including last week’s game with Brevard). Apple Valley and Flat Rock meet again next week in the final game of the season.

The Eagles took a 1-0 lead, but Keaundrae Green scored in the 24th minute to even the match. Polk then grabbed a 2-1 halftime lead as Emanual Albarran found the net off an Evan Jones corner kick.

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Flat Rock tied the match early in the second half, but Jones scored in the 48th minute off a throw-in by Auston Ledford.

The Polk defense then held Flat Rock over the final 10 minutes to secure the win.

Polk Middle hosted Brevard Middle on Wednesday in its final regular-season home match of the season.

Submitted by PolkSports.com