The Glenbrook Apaches will have their hands full Friday when the Prairie View Academy Spartans visit Apache Stadium in Minden.
The Spartans are the frontrunner in distrcit 6AA under the direction of first year head coach Matt Middleton.
“They’re a very, very well-coached football team,” Glenbrook head coach Caleb Carmikle said. “Coach Middleton was at Arkansas-Monticello while I was at Arkansas Tech, so he has collegiate experience. He’s a great football coach.”
The Spartans will lineup foot-to-foot and try to keep the game on the ground.
“It’s going to take a group effort,” Carmikle said. “They’re very physical and efficient. You have to stop the middle, but be able to get back out on the edge. They don’t turn the ball over at all from what we’ve seen on film. Their quarterback makes them go.”
Defensively, the Apaches have performed well against the run on the young season. They will have to be even better to hold up Friday.
“Hunter Chautin needs to be a force in the middle,” Carmikle said. “Lyle Reagan has had an outstanding year so far, we need him to continue playing at a high level.”
Carmikle also singled out defensive ends Seth Gauthier and Payton Page as guys who will need to play exceptional football.
Offensively, Carmikle said Glenbrook needs to get wideouts Joseph Windham, Mason Hood and Tyler Perryman involved. He also noted, that tailback Drennan Keen is getting closer to full strength.
“We’re gaining chemistry,” Carmikle said. “Friday we have to win at the line of scrimmage. We’re still waiting on that game from our offensive line, and hopefully we get a big game from Joseph Windham and some of our skill guys.”
The Apaches and Spartans will kickoff at 7 p.m.