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Payton Lowery and Kyle Taylor converge to make a tackle on Polk quarterback Reece
Schlabach in last week's home football contest. Photo by Skip Sickler

Originally published: 2013-10-22 15:41:40
Last modified: 2013-10-22 15:41:40

Polk attack too much for Vikings in 35-7 loss

Jamie Shell / (

The Avery Vikings had no answer for the balanced attack of visiting Polk County. The Wolverines amassed 371 yards in total offense while holding the Avery offense to only 136 total yards (zero passing yards) as it pulled away from the Vikings in a 35-7 AHS defeat.

Both teams established their running games in the first quarter with differing results. AHS ran on each of its seven plays during its opening possession, but was forced to punt. Polk marched 85 yards in 13 plays and drew first blood when Jordan Smith scored from two yards out. Polk’s extra-point kick was blocked by AHS, however, to give the Wolverines only a 6-0 advantage with three seconds to play in the first period.

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