The Glenbrook Apaches were as close to winning as you can get without getting the job done last week, losing in double overtime against the CHEF Patriots.
After coming so close to victory, Apache head coach Caleb Carmikle said he thinks his team is hungry for that first win.
“Practice this week has been great,” Carmikle said. “I think the guys finally see how close we are and are starting to believe in what we’re doing. This has been our best week of practice so far and we have a good plan heading into Greenville; We’ll see how it goes.”
Greenville Christian will be a tough test for an Apache team without great speed across the board.
Greenville defeated the Claiborne Academy Rebels 40-0 in their opening game of the season, displaying their athleticism against an opponent Glenbrook will see later this season.
The Apaches will have to tackle much better to get the Saints’ skill players to the ground.
“As much as any other week we have to make the tackle,” Carmikle said. “That’s still where we’re weak defensively. We missed opportunities against CHEF to make tackles in the backfield. The difference this week will be instead of a missed tackle going for a 10-yard gain, this week they’ll be touchdowns.”
The Apaches and Saints kick off from Greenville, Mississippi at 7 p.m.