It didn’t take the Glenbrook Apaches long to take the lead and never look back Friday as they beat the Ringgold Redskins 49-14.
Hayden Harmon took the opening kick off at his own 35 yard line and outran the kick coverage on his way to the endzone. After the Ty Feaster extra point, the Apaches led 7-0 with 11:43 remaining in the first quarter.
The Apache defense wasted no time getting involved in the game as they forced Ringgold into a 4th down on their own 12 yard line. The Redskins elected to go for it and ended up getting stopped for no gain and turning the ball over to the Apaches and putting their offense in excellent field position.
It took the Apache offense just two plays before Rhett Johnson busted into the endzone from 7 yards out to give them their second touchdown in less than 90 seconds into the game. After the extra point, the lead was now 14-0.
On the Redskins’ next offensive series, a host of Apaches defenders forced the ball carrier to fumble and the Glenbrook defense came up with the recovery to give their offense the ball at the Ringgold 15 yard line. Ty Feaster then found Tuner Mclelland wide open in the endzone for the 15 yard touchdown pass. After another successful extra point, the Apaches had pushed their lead out to 21-0 with 6:23 left in the first quarter.
Both teams traded turnovers on their next possessions before the Apache defense once again forced a Ringgold three and out and took over with great field position. It took the Apache offense just four plays to reach the endzone for the 4th time on the night when Ty Feaster hit Easton Sanders on a 20 yard corner route for the touchdown. With the extra point being good, the Apache lead was extended to 28-0 with 1:48 left in the 1st quarter.
With a running clock to start the 2nd quarter, the Apaches defense tightened up after Ringgold crossed mid-field for the first time in the game and forced an unsuccessful 4th down conversion attempt. After four plays, the Apache offense had moved well inside Redskin territory. With the ball on the Ringgold 24 yard line, Landry Powell ran off right tackle before pitching the ball on the option play out to Chase Sentell, who took the ball into the endzone for a touchdown. After a Deigo Morales extra point, the Apaches lead stood at 35-0 as the second quarter came to an end.
During the second half kickoff, a Ringgold returner mishandeld the kick and gave the Apaches great field position on the Redskin 43 yard line. On 3rd down, Ty Feaster hit Turner Mclelland for a 43 yard touchdown pass. After the Deigo Morales extra point, the score was 42-0.
The Apache defense continued their dominance late in the third quarter as they forced Ringgold to punt after a quick 3 and out. The punt on 4th down was partially blocked by Gage White, and the Apaches once again had great field position on the Ringgold 35 yard line.
Grayson Williams capped off a 7 play, 35 yard drive with a 10 yard touchdown run. The Diego Morales extra point gave the Apaches a 49-0 lead. The Redskins scored twice in the 4th quarter to make the final score 49-14.
Next week the Apaches will take their final road trip of the season as they travel to Bastrop to take on Beekman Charter. Game time is slated for 7 pm.