By Travis Chapman
This week your Glenbrook Apaches took a much-needed week off from the intense battles on the gridiron they’ve had throughout the previous 9-weeks of football. This team has grown leaps and bounds from a hard-fought week one road win against rival, Cedar Creek, in learning a new offense with a first year Head Coach, Reagan Smith, at the helm.
I got to visit with Coach Smith and he said he is very happy with the season that Glenbrook has had. Coach Smith said, “I feel like our players have really improved and they’re playing really well at the right time.”
Senior RB/WR, Chase Sentell is one that if you’ve tuned in weekly, you saw him bring home 6-TDs against a very good Delta Charter team, whose only loss in the season came against the Apaches among numerous more TDs throughout the season. In fact, his stellar senior year has produced 21-TDs and has him sitting at #6 in scoring for the ENTIRE STATE OF LOUISIANA across all classifications (1A-5A). What an outstanding feat. It is no doubt behind the incredible offensive line play we’ve had all season, which in my opinion, Jackson Lott, Jonathan Bryant, and Big D and I don’t mean Dallas, Daivari Jackson are among the best lineman in the state.
With defenses also having to look across the line at the mean and nearly 7 yards a carry, Landry Powell whose had a stellar season as well with the gargantuan Garrett Brown paving the way at TE and being a threat to catch passes over the middle, it opened the offense for the Streak Sentell to turn on the afterburners. But, the unsung heroes in it all are the rest of the men in trenches on both sides of the ball, doing the grunt and dirty work that has propelled this Apaches team to the amazing 7-2 season they’ve had.
Coach Smith also alluded to the right time of hitting their stride as we kick off the playoffs in the Select Division 4 for the LHSAA. Coach Smith cannot say with certainty who the Apaches will face in week one of the playoffs but feels 99 percent sure they will have a home game at Apaches stadium on 11/10/23. Max Preps shows Glenbrook ranked at #11 but some upsets from Friday night could affect that ranking, and who Glenbrook will face in the first round.
I also would like to congratulate our cross-town neighbors who we also support week in and week out of the Minden Crimson Tide. Their head ball coach, Spencer Heard grabbed win number 64 last night, surpassing Elton Kelly as the all-time winningest coach in Crimson Tide history. Congrats Coach Heard on the outstanding accomplishment!
Glenbrook fans, let’s show up and show out for our Apaches throughout the playoffs and help this outstanding group of young men that we love, ride the train to be Dome-ward bound, an incredible journey.
As always, IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE AN APACHE!!!