Glenbrook undaunted facing tough LHSAA football district schedule

By Regan Edwards

Since making the change to join the LHSAA, Glenbrook School  has found it easier to make its football schedule, said Apaches’ athletics director and head football coach David Feaster.

The Apaches will enjoy facing more local teams and having a eight-team district, so they only have two non-district games. Glenbrook will be participating in District 1-1A, which is as tough as it gets in LHSAA Class A football.

Calvary Baptist is coming off a season in which the Crusaders won this district and also won the LSHAA Division IV state championship. Haynesville is always a Class A powerhouse, and the Golden Tors’ ancient neighborhood rival, Homer, made a deep run in the playoffs last year.

This season is the Apaches’ probationary year in the LHSAA, so while making the transition from the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, they are unable to participate in the playoffs in any sport. The 2021-22 season will establish a new paradigm for Glenbrook, with these teams always to be remembered as pioneers for a stronger athletic program. They’ll also get to measure up against their new opponents, although one is certainly familiar.

Playing River Oaks will be good for the Apaches because ROHS has also just transitioned to LHSAA from the MAIS.

“This has always been a good rivalry game every year and we’re glad to keep it going in the LHSAA,” said Feaster.

The 2021 football campaign has a lot of unknowns, but Feaster is a veteran of great success in the LHSAA ranks, and he’s been keeping his eyes and ears wide open.

“As far the expectation for next season goes, it’s very hard to say. Watching teams at the district track meets, the coaches have their boys working extremely hard and they all have been participating in 7-on-7 tournaments and have great offseason programs,” said Feaster. “I believe we match up well with all of the teams in our district so this should be an exciting first year for us.”

Key players that are expected to be back are Maddox Mandino, who plays wide receiver and cornerback, Landry Powell, who plays linebacker and quarterback, Cale Hollis, offensive line and defensive line, D.J. Carter, running back and safety, Cason Clemons, wide receiver and cornerback, and Hayden Harmon at linebacker.

2021 Glenbrook Apaches Football Schedule

8/20, Scrimmage vs. Parkers Chapel

8/27, NSU Jamboree vs Natchitoches Central junior varsity

9/3, home vs. River Oaks

9/10, @ Calvary*

9/17, @ Lincoln Prep*

9/24, home vs. Homer*

10/1, @ Magnolia Charter*

10/8, @ Haynesville*

10/15, home vs. Plain Dealing*

10/22, home vs. Ringgold*

10/29, @ Beekman Charter

11/5, home vs. Arcadia*

*District 1-1A games 

Kickoff times to be announced

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