All good things take time. That’s how the saying goes, and the Glenbrook Apaches hope it holds true.
The Apaches are in week six of their season and are at home in Apache Stadium tonight looking to win back-to-back games for the first time this year.
Consistency has been an issue for the Apaches so far, but Glenbrook showed signs of improvement and resiliency in last week’s comeback win over Central Private on Homecoming.
For first year head coach Chris Norton, it’s a step in the right direction.
“It’s been a solid week at practice,” Norton said. “There’s a lot of unknown with this team but we’ve been working most of the week on fixing some things we can be sharper at.”
Glenbrook’s opponent this week is Acadiana Home School, a team Norton said the Apaches would be wise to take seriously.
“They have some kids who can really go,” Norton said. “They like to spread teams out, and get it in the hands of their running back, number seven. I think they’re definitely going to test us.”
The Apaches should have their hands full containing the Acadiana spread attack. That means it will be important for Glenbrook to continue scoring points like last week.
“The changes that we made on offense have really helped,” Norton said. “We went to a power run game and switched from a lot of shotgun to going under center. It’s been really effective for us so far and I just think it fits our personnel better.”
It certainly seemed that way last week, as the 32 points put up by Glenbrook against Central Private were the most they’ve scored all season.
That could be a sign that Glenbrook is beginning to gel at the right time.
“We’re getting a lot better,” Norton said. “We feel good about the rest of the season.
The changes schematically on offense were big, defensively we’re playing hard. We feel like if we can get to 3-3 this week we’ll be in good position to make the playoffs. This school has a tradition of being in the playoffs and that’s what we’re trying to achieve. We want to maintain that success.”
Glenbrook and Acadiana Home School will kickoff at 7 p.m. at Glenbrook.