By Travis Chapman
Another Friday night under the lights at the end of Country Club Circle brought another impressive win by the Apaches as they speared the Redskins of Ringgold by a massive score of 61-6.
In a game that showcased their sheer dominance, the Glenbrook Apaches left no doubt about their superiority on the field. Right from the kickoff, they set the tone, pinning the Ringgold Redskins deep in their own territory.
The Apache defense wasted no time making their presence felt. A lightning-quick safety on the very first play set the tone for the rest of the game. The Redskins struggled to find their footing, and a 20+ yard run from the big Landry Powell paid off in a touchdown with the extra point successfully converted. The Apaches led 9-0.
The Apaches’ defense forced a punt and showed promise, connecting on a 35-yard pass to Sentell, and it resulted in another Apache TD. Apaches stretched the lead to 16-0.
The Redskins had multiple delays in their execution and stifled any momentum. A swarm of Apache defenders smothered the Redskins’ QB, forced a fumble and the big 6’3’ Garrett Brown picked up the fumble and didn’t play. He took it to the house for another Apache touchdown. The extra point was converted. Apaches stretched the lead even further, 23-0.
As the game progressed, the Apaches continued to dominate. Their defense was unrelenting, causing disruptions and capitalizing on the Redskins’ errors. An Apache interception led to yet another touchdown on the first play from scrimmage by way of bombing, from Sanders to Sentell for 30-yards, extending the lead for the Apaches.
Special teams played a vital role, with Glenbrook’s kicks consistently pinning the Redskins in their own territory. The Apaches’ offense capitalized on the favorable field position, executing flawlessly.
In the second quarter, the Redskins managed to find some traction, converting a 3rd and long with a well-executed pass. However, the Apaches’ defense tightened up, preventing any further significant gains.
The Apaches marched down the length of the field on the back of Powell and Cade Vining. But the big man, Davairi Jackson punched it in for another Apache touchdown. It got hard to keep up at this point with the Apache offensive display.
The Apaches closed out the first quarter with a commanding lead 44-0.
The second quarter saw a continuation of their exceptional performance, with the defense maintaining its relentless pressure. Connor Bolton stripped the Redskins QB but the redskins fell on it still keeping it at a 3rd and goal. The Redskins’ WR went up in the air and came down with a great jump ball for the first Redskins’ touchdown of the night. Extra point try was not successful.
The very next Apache offensive possession, Sanders found Jackson Waller for yet another 30-yard touchdown pass. The Apache extra point was good and that closed out the first half with a score of 51-6 in big favor of the Apaches. The defense did its job and gave the ball back to the offense, but the Apaches stalled. Easton Sanders booted a 38-yard field goal to extend the lead at the end of 3rd quarter, 54-6.
Despite a brief glimmer of hope for the Redskins, the Apache underclassman, Darren Hollingsworth made a great play on the ball and jumped in front of the Redskins pass and made the interception. This play is sure to show great success in the coming years from Hollingsworth.
The Apache underclassman continued to go to work, forced a fumble recovery but #20 for the Apaches took the ensuing handoff more than 30 yards to the house for the last score of the game. Apaches stretched the final score out, 61-6 over the Ringgold Redskins.
In every facet of the game, the Glenbrook Apaches demonstrated their prowess, leaving no doubt about their standing as a force to be reckoned with in the world of football. Their precision, execution, and unyielding defense were the cornerstones of this resounding victory.
We look ahead to a great battle scheduled for next week in the rolling hills of Claiborne Parish as your Apache Tribe looks to make war against the Homer Pelicans at 7 p.m. Let’s show up and show out to cheer our Apaches on to another district win.
Thanks to Rick Whitehead for taking notes on the game during my absence this week!!
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE AN APACHE!!!