The Glenbrook Apaches haven’t been on the winning end of a game this season.
Under the direction of first year head coach Caleb Carmikle, the Apaches have played their toughest schedule in recent memory.
Glenbrook has one game left on their schedule, a home date with Riverdale Academy, and nothing would bring the Apaches or their head coach more joy than ending the season with a win.
“These seniors have been through quite a bit in their three years,” Carmikle said. “They’ve had three different head coaches and a lot of change, but they’ve come out everyday since I got here and worked hard. I feel like every one of them has improved since I got here, both as a football player and a person. It would be great for those guys to go out with a win.”
To get that win, the Apaches will have to contain Riverdale’s explosive quarterback.
“He’s a very good athlete,” Carmikle said. “He comes out every week and battles. He makes everything go.”
The key to limiting the damage, according to Carmikle, is a discipline pass rush.
“The big thing is staying in our rushing lanes,” Carmikle said. “Whoever is responsible for contain can’t get sucked inside. If everyone does their job their shouldn’t be anywhere for him to go. You get in trouble when guys try to do too much and they get out of their lanes. We’re stressing assignment football this week on defense.”
The Apaches had some early success with their physical running game last week against the Trinity Episcopal Saints. Carmikle said to expect more of the same this week.
“It’s something we’ve added that fits our system,” Carmikle said. “We’ll rely on Drennon (Keen) a lot this week, but I’m hoping that the passing game can open up a little more now that we’ve established the run threat.”
Keen finished with 172 yards rushing last week in his first game at full health, and quarterback Seth Tyler added 75 yards and two touchdowns rushing.
The Apaches and Rebels will kickoff at 7 p.m.