When the Glenbrook Apaches kick off their 2021 football season in front of their home crowd on Friday night, there will be a familiar face lining up across the field. While ushering in a new era in the LHSAA, the Apaches take on their old MAIS rivals, the River Oaks Mustangs.
Before joining the LHSAA in 2020, the Mustangs were a mainstay on the Apaches’ schedule. There have been many memorable games throughout the years between the two team, but none as exciting as the 2012 matchup that saw the Apaches win 82-69. While the Apaches hope the final outcome Friday night remains the same, they definitely could do without the added excitement.
On the heels of a strong performance in their jamboree this past week, the Apache defense will look to limit the Mustangs’ ground attack while being le by linebackers Hayden Harmon and Landry Powell.
Offensively, the Apaches hope to ride the strong efforts of DJ Carter once again, while also showcasing a multitude of other dangerous weapons, including Cason Clemons and Rhett Johnson.
River Oaks will be facing an uphill battle due to its small roster, but there is no doubt that veteran coach Robert Hannah will have his team well prepared for this matchup.
Kick off is at 7 p.m. at Apache Stadium, as Glenbrook and River Oaks look to start a new beginning to an old tradition.
Photo: by Cheree Johnson