Polk Middle wrestlers one step away from perfect regular season

Published 11:54 am Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Polk County Middle secured sole possession of the Blue Ridge Conference East Division title and continued its drive for another undefeated regular season with a 75-25 win Tuesday over visiting Rugby Middle.

The Wolverines improved to 13-0 overall, 9-0 in East Division matches. Polk closes its regular season on Thursday at home against Apple Valley.

Polk Middle never trailed in Tuesday’s match, with Silas Amorelli winning the day’s opener with a quick first-period pin at 76 pounds. The score stood at 24-7 after six matches, but the Wolverines won four of the next six matches and then reeled off five straight wins in the upper weight classes.

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Perhaps the day’s most exciting match came at 170 pounds, where Polk’s Callum Eadus rallied for an 8-5 decision over Rugby’s Everett Ayers. Eadus trailed 5-4 entering the final period but was able to record a crucial escape and secured the win with a takedown.