MONROE – Things were looking up in the first half of Glenbrook’s district showdown with the River Oaks Mustangs. The Apache defense was settling in after giving up a long touchdown to start the game, the offense was finishing drives with touchdowns and the Mustangs appeared to be on their heels.
But in the second half, the Apaches ran out of gas, as River Oaks surged in the fourth quarter on their way to a 41-13 win.
“Other than the first play that went for a touchdown, I thought we played really, really well defensively,” Glenbrook head coach Caleb Carmikle said. “Towards the end of the second quarter we started to catch fire. It was the first time we’ve had some offensive success in the first half so we felt like we had some momentum.”
River Oaks made some key adjustments at the half and started to pound the ball on the ground, running away from Glenbrook.
“We just wore down,” Carmikle said. “We told them to keep grinding, but it was a depth issue, not a lack of effort. We’re finally seeing improvement and staying in games. We’re not at that next step yet, but this program is making progress.”
With the loss, Glenbrook falls to 0-6 on the season ahead of next week’s rivalry game against Claiborne Academy.
Hunter Vaughn and Drennan Keen each had rushing touchdowns for the Apaches. Vaughn finished with 74 yards passing and added 43 yards on the ground, but it was sophomore Seth Tyler who led the team with 63 yards rushing. Mason Hood had three catches for 34 yards and Joseph Windham caught two for 35 yards. Drennan Keen was everywhere on defense, totaling 18 tackles. Lyle Reagan had 13 tackles and a fumble recovery, Garrett Sanders had seven tackles and an interception and Parker Christy, Seth Gauthier and Peyton Page each finished with five tackles.