Glenbrook Elementary Apaches take on Lakeside Little Warriors

Photos courtesy of Erin Ramsey

By Travis Chapman

On the balmy August Tuesday evening in south Webster Parish, the 3rd and 4th grade Glenbrook Apaches secured a triumphant victory over the Lakeside Little Warriors. The Apaches displayed their prowess early, leading 14-0 at halftime through remarkable 7-yard and 12-yard touchdown runs by Ryder Hollingsworth and Hagan Hay respectively. 

As the third quarter kicked off, the Lakeside Little Warriors showcased their determination with an impressive opening drive that resulted in a touchdown, narrowing the score to 14-6. But the Apaches were not to be outdone. Hank Rowton blazed through a 65-yard TD run, capitalizing on the massive gap provided by Grayson Avery, Captain Powell, and Everett Tucker extending their lead to 21-6.

The Apaches’ defense proved their mettle, holding off the Little Warriors’ advances. A 60-yard pitch and catch from Ryder Hollingsworth to Warren Johnson had the crowd on their feet, but a daring tackle by the Little Warriors led to a fumble, swiftly recovered by the Little Warriors’ lightning-fast Evan Harmon. The Little Warriors capitalized on this opportunity, staging a successful drive and scoring once again.

With unwavering determination, the Apache offense expertly managed the game clock, securing possession for the remainder of the match and securing their victory with a final score of 21-12. With this win, the Apaches extended their record to 2-0. The next thrilling chapter awaits them at Cedar Creek on Tuesday, September 12th.

5/6th Grade 

Immediatley following the 3rd and 4th grade game,  the 5th and 6th grade Apaches and Warriors faced off in an outstanding defensive battle.  The game kicked off by The Warriors receiving the ball and embarked on a grinding rushing game. However, the Apaches’ defense stood firm, with hard-hitting tackles courtesy of Max Scroggs and Mason Burns thwarting the Warriors’ advances. 

The Apaches stepped up to the offensive plate but were stymied by the Warriors’ massive defense. A single play in the first half resulted in a fumble, which the Warriors capitalized on. Adding to the challenge, the Apaches’ star RB, Max Scroggs, suffered an ankle injury and had to bow out for the remainder of the game. The strong defensive play left the first half scoreless tie.

The second half unfolded as a defensive struggle, highlighted by impressive stops and tackles made by Layton Raspberry, Ace Rolen, CT Harris, and Hayes Hanson. In a pivotal moment, the Warriors fumbled in the late fourth quarter, seized by the Apaches’ defense with only 46 seconds left on the clock.

Motivated by this turnover, the Apaches offense sprang to life. A WR sweep from QB Rylan Rainey to Brant Bridges electrified the crowd as he sprinted down the sideline, only to be hauled down from behind by the Warriors’ defense with the end zone in sight on the 7-yard line, ending regulation with a score of 0-0.

The ensuing overtime showcased the Apaches’ ironclad defense, which forced errors from the Warriors’ offense. Key plays from Grayson Avery and Ryder Hollingsworth resulted in tackles for a loss and a turnover on downs. The revived Apache offense swiftly responded, as Mason Burns executed a brilliant design run, breaking two tackles and leaving trails of smoke as he dashed into the end zone, securing a 6-0 victory over the Lakeside Warriors.

With this hard-fought win, the 5th and 6th grade Apaches elevated their record to 2-0. Their next challenge awaits them against Cedar Creek on Tuesday, September 12th, in Ruston, LA.