As the Glenbrook Apaches took the practice field this week in preparation for the Beekman Charter Tigers, two familiar faces were absent from the team’s daily football drills. Both Cale Hollis and Collin Gregg suffered season-ending injuries in last week’s game vs Ringgold.
Your senior year flies by fast and is full of many last time moments. From that last first day of school to that last time you walk off the field or court, these are moments you will remember for the rest of your life. Unfortunately for the Apache football team, Cale and Collin have walked off that field for the last time.
While both young men will compete in other sports this year once their injuries are healed, these last two Friday nights under the lights will not be the same without them.
Although the Apaches will have to compete without their senior leaders, the talent is deep on this year’s team and without a doubt there will be young players who will step up to help fill the void.
One of those players will be freshman Easton Sanders, who will fill in for Hollis at tight end. Sanders, a Louisiana Tech baseball commit, is an exceptional athlete with good size and soft hands. In last week’s game vs Ringgold, Sanders was on the receiving end of a 20-yard touchdown pass from Ty Feaster.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Apaches will shuffle some players around to fill in for Gregg in the defensive secondary. Chase Sentell will slide out to cornerback, while linebacker Grayson Williams will move to free safety.
The Apaches will take on a Beekman squad who is 0-8 on the season. The Tigers lost two games earlier in the year to forfeits due to covid protocol. In the other 6 games, they have lost by an average of 51-9. Last week, the Tigers lost to Delta Charter 74-20.
The Apaches will look for the momentum of a four-game winning streak to carry them to victory Friday night. Game time is at 7:00pm in Beekman (Bastrop) Louisiana. All tickets must be purchased online, as no tickets will be sold at the gate.
Next week, the Apaches will return home for their season finale as they host the Arcadia Hornets.