In a season faced with a probationary period and being ineligible for post season play, the Glenbrook Apaches found a way to make the most of their inaugural season in the LHSAA.
Many people initially questioned the decision for Glenbrook to make the move to the LHSAA.
However, with a chance to wrap up the season with an 8-2 record, the Apaches have far exceeded most people’s expectations.
Standing in the way of that eighth win, and a chance to finish the season on a high note, will be the Arcadia Hornets, who will bring a 3-6 record to Minden on Friday, with hopes of knocking off the Apaches and securing a 1st-round home playoff game. Currently sitting at the 15th seed in the 1A power point ratings, a win would all but guarantee that the Hornets will be playing in front of their home crowd next week as the LHSAA playoffs begin.
The Hornets will lean heavily on the legs of tailback, Markecion Carr. The 5’9, 175lb junior has rushed for over 1000 yards on the season with 11 touchdowns. If Carr can top the century mark for the 6th time this season, he will give his team a chance for the win.
Looking to contain Carr will be a host of Apache defenders, who will be led by junior LB Hayden Harmon and sophomore LB Landry Powell. The Apache starting defense has held 6 opponents scoreless on the season before giving way to younger players.
If the Glenbrook defense can keep Carr in check, it could prove to be a long night for the Hornets, and another short night for the Apache starters.
Offensively, the Apaches will have a favorable matchup, as the Hornets have allowed an average of 36.3 points per game. Last week, the Apache offense was extremely efficient as they scored 6 touchdowns in only 20 offensive plays.
Look for big plays from receivers Turner Mclelland and Cason Clemons, as quarterback Ty Feaster looks to distribute the ball around to an excess of talented playmakers.
If the Apaches can secure their 8th win of the season, it will put the final exclamation mark on the statement that Glenbrook has arrived in the LHSAA, and they look to be a force to reckon with for many years to come.
Game time is set for 7:00pm Friday at Glenbrook. Senior recognition will begin at 6:40pm.
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