Glenbrook kicked off their season in the MAIS Jamboree this weekend going 1-1 in two quarters of action.
In the first game, Glenbrook defeated Hillcrest 14-7. Head coach Drew Maddox said that for the Apaches first time playing against another team this season, he was pleased with the results.
“Our guys fought and played hard, and we limited foolish penalties as best we could,” Maddox said. “We have some things to clean up, but it’s nothing that can’t be fixed.”
On the second play of the game, the Apaches had to overcome a poor snap that Maddox attributed to excitement and nerves.
“It’s normal first-week stuff,” Maddox said. “We have a long way to go, but the good thing is that it’s a long season. We just can’t waste any practices.”
In the first game against Hillcrest, the Apache offense was seeing plenty of success.
“Marshall Meek caught a big screen pass,” Maddox said. “[Quarterback] Jackson Powell led us down the field. He did a great job of reading the defense. Those guys put us in good positions and did what we have been working on in practice.”
In the second game, the Apaches fought off St. Aloysius for half of the quarter before running out of gas and falling 14-0.
“They were a little bigger than us, and they are a good team,” Maddox said. “We came out and hit them in the mouth in the first few minutes though. I was pleased with that.”
When the jamboree was finished, defensive back Cade Clemons had three interceptions, and Maddox was already looking to the next week of practice.
“We have to focus on us, and not on our opponents,” Maddox said. “We need to be more disciplined and not beat ourselves. This week in practice we’re going to continue working on cutting out the small mistakes.”
Glenbrook will play host to Clinton Christian this Friday, August 17 in the first official game of the season. Last season, Glenbrook won the matchup between the schools.
“Clinton is a good opponent,” Maddox said. “They are better than last season. They are athletic and wanting to get their season off to the right start also. We need to keep focusing on ourselves and I think we will continue to improve.”