BASTROP – The Glenbrook Apaches traveled to Bastrop for the last game of their season hoping to finish strong with a district win over Prairie View Academy.
The game was close at the half at 18-12, but Glenbrook played with some Apache pride in the second half, going on to blow out the Spartans by a score of 44-18.
The Apaches missed out on a chance to continue their season in the playoffs, but did finish the season at 5-5 which made it 12 straight non-losing seasons at Glenbrook.
First year head coach Chris Norton took some time to reflect on the game, the season and this Apache football team.
“These are good kids,” Norton said. “I told them after the game, I have a tremendous amount of respect for you.
They had to work so hard because of how hard our schedule was. The effort they showed week in and week out to get ready, and we didn’t back down from anybody. We dug in and battled every week. I’m proud of these guys.”
Glenbrook had to shake off some early rust in the game, as Prairie View came out on fire playing on senior night in front of their home fans.
“We stalled inside the 20 a couple of times and had two or three fumbles that hurt,” Norton said. “We kept working in the second half and broke it open and found some things that worked. We knew their option game would give us some trouble, but we made some adjustments on the fly and the second half was real spirited. Those guys knew it was probably their last game.”
On the offensive side of the ball senior Caleb Wilson had the big game for the Apaches.
“Caleb Wilson returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown,” Norton said. “Caleb had a huge game, as well as a lot of other guys who got some touches.”
Wilson finished with an impressive 214 yards rushing and a touchdown for Glenbrook, followed by Clay Simonton with 134 yards rushing and 33 yards passing to go with two touchdowns through the air. Austin Jones carried four times for 50 yards and a score, Triston Dye carried four times for 41 yards and a score and senior linemen Austin Harris carried for 18 yards and a two-point conversion, fulfilling the lineman’s dream of crossing the goal line.
Senior wide receiver Caden Copeland capped off a great season with 2 catches for 21 yards, both for touchdowns.