The Glenbrook Apaches will be the first Webster Parish team back on the gridiron when they take on 4A Copiah Academy tonight in Gallman, Mississippi.
The Apaches have been working hard this week at practice in preparation for the big boys from Copiah.
“They are a really, really big football team,” head coach Caleb Carmikle said. “They have a bunch of big guys up front and a little bit of speed. In terms of scheme they’re pretty similar to what we run. They’re just going to do what they do and try to push us around.”
The Apaches will counter with a trio of senior linebackers in Lyle Reagan, Garrett Sanders and Drennan Keen. Sophomore defensive tackle Nick Moses (6’2”, 260) should help slow the run game as well.
Carmikle has had nothing but rave reviews for his defense, led by fellow first year coach and defensive coordinator Blake Sorey.
But things haven’t progressed as quickly on offense, which could make for a long night.
“Our problems have been mostly mental errors,” Carmikle said. “Lack of discipline and bad penalties; very fixable issues.”
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Copiah Academy.
Aug. 21 – Copiah (Away)
Aug. 28 – CHEF
Sept. 4 – Greenville Christian
Sept. 11 – PVA* (Away)
Sept. 18 – Riverfield
Sept. 25 – River Oaks*
Oct. 2 – Claiborne (Away)
Oct. 9 – Union*
Oct. 16 – Trinity Episcopal* (Away)
Oct. 23 – Riverdale* (Away)
*- Denotes District Games