The Glenbrook Apaches will be at home tonight playing in front of a large crowd as they celebrate their homecoming. Homecoming is always a special event for Glenbrook alumni, players and coaches.
The Apaches come into this game with a less than stellar record of 1-3, but will look to play their “A” game in front of Apache fans.
Glenbrook and head coach Chris Norton feel that returning home could be just what they need to get the season back on track.
“We’re excited,” Norton said. “Homecoming is always a fun time with the floats, homecoming court and all that pageantry. Our job is to go out there and win Friday night. We’re ready for something positive and this week at practice we looked good.”
Norton said the Central Private team heading to Minden is better than the one Glenbrook went to Baton Rouge and demolished last season.
“Central Private has done a good job at developing their young guys from last year,” Norton said. “They have good size on the line and a runningback who can really go. They’re going to line up in I-formation and do what they do.”
In order to get the win for the homecoming crowd, The Apaches will have to limit their mistakes better than they have in the first four games this season.
The emphasis on offense will be ball security and long drives.
“We have to hold onto the football,” Norton said. “Last week against University Christian we did some good things moving the ball, but we shot ourselves in the foot a few times. We want to hold onto the ball in this game and sustain back to back scoring drives. “
Defensively, Glenbrook will look to continue to do what they’ve been doing, flying to the ball and gang tackling.
“We’re proud of those guys,” Norton said. “You turn on the film and you see Garrett Sanders going both ways and flying around on ‘D’. Young guys like Lyle Reagan and Hunter Flournoy are giving us max effort. They’re good players and good kids.”
Be sure to come out early and enjoy the homecoming festivities. Kick off is at 7 p.m.