Another tough test is on the desk this week for the Glenbrook Apaches.
Glenbrook, winners of three straight coming into this week, will be up against the Trinity Episcopal Saints, a team loaded with athletes.
“You know what you’re going to get when you’re playing Trinity,” Glenbrook head coach Caleb Carmikle said. “They and that area have produced some of the best athletes around. They have a QB who plays a bit of receiver that’s committed to Southern Miss. When you turn the film on you can usually tell if a kid has D-I talent, and this kid does.”
The Saints (3-5) have capable complementary weapons as well, making tackling the most important aspect of Friday night’s clash in Apache Stadium for the home team.
“We have to fly to the football,” Carmikle said. “That’s one thing I think we’ve done real well all year. The more people you have around the better, because one person may not make that first tackle in space but the next guy will.”
The Apache offense has fared well in recent weeks going up against district defenses such as Claiborne Academy and Union Christian, but Trinity will provide a step up in competition for a team that’s averaging 37.0 points per game during a 3-game win streak.
“I really feel like we can have some success in the running game this week,” Carmikle said. “Our offensive line is getting better and better as the season’s gone on. Our backs are healthy because we shared the load over the course of the season. I think we might be able to out formation them in a couple sets. Hopefully, we can get some movement up front and control the line of scrimmage.”
“That doesn’t mean we’re going to abandon our passing game. Seth’s gotten better and better each game and so has the pass protection. We may not try to stretch it down the field as much, but our guys run good, clean routes so we’re confident we can make plays to keep them from stacking the box.”