Glenbrook splits in Menard Jamboree, heads home with confidence

The third time was the charm for the Glenbrook Apaches as they took part in the Menard Jamboree in Alexandria on Friday night.

After the cancellation of the Natchitoches Central Jamboree earlier in the week, the Apaches picked up the St. Mary’s Tigers for a home replacement. On Thursday, another phone call left the Apaches scrambling to find an opponent as the Tigers were forced to cancel.

Thursday evening Glenbrook was invited down to take on 1A Montgomery and 2A Menard for a quarter each for the final tuneup before their first season as a member of the LHSAA.

In the first matchup of the night, a strong Apache defense and the legs of DJ Carter led to a 14-0 victory over Montgomery. Carter scored the first of two touchdowns on a 4-yard run around the left end. After forcing a three-and-out, the Apaches set up shop at their own 20-yard-line. From there Carter took the handoff and was briefly bottled up before breaking a tackle and sprinting down the right sideline for an 80-yard touchdown run.

In their second contest, the Apaches took on a very deep and talented Holy Savior Menard team. After receiving the opening kickoff, the Eagle offense put together a 16-play, 70-yard drive capped off by a Brayden Byers 10-yard touchdown run. That score was all the Eagles needed to secure the victory as both defenses tightened down for the remainder of the game.

“I think it was a confidence boost for our guys,” said head coach David Feaster. “We played two good teams and we certainly looked like we belonged there. We are all really excited about renewing our rivalry with River Oaks Friday night at Glenbrook.”

The Apaches will welcome the Mustangs Friday night at 7 o’clock to officially begin Glenbrook’s days in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.