Press-Herald Photo/Blake Branch

Tempers and temperatures were both flaring during Glenbrook’s controlled scrimmage with Claiborne Academy and Riverdale on Friday afternoon in Apache Stadium.

The three schools traded big hits and big plays in the roughly two-hour scrimmage, highlighted by a brief scuffle between a Glenbrook and Claiborne lineman.

“I was over on the sideline tending to an injured player,” Glenbrook head coach Caleb Carmikle said. “I don’t think it was anything personal, the play extended beyond the whistle and that happens. It was hot outside and emotions were flying. We’ll correct the issue and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Between the whistles, the Apaches were physical, swarming to the football on defense.

Offensively, things were a little less thrilling as the team continues to search for chemistry in a new scheme.

“One big positive was our energy,” Carmikle said. “We didn’t have to worry about the kids being fired up.”
However, we put the ball on the ground a couple times. Then there were several plays looking at film yesterday where we are one block away from busting one. A guy is supposed to block point A but went to point B. It’s taking us some time to pick it up but when we did the right things we made plays.”

Glenbrook travels to Monroe for their jamboree at River Oaks on Thursday, where the entire district is slated to particpate.

On Monday, August 17, Glenbrook will host the JV jamboree at Apache Stadium.

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