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Glenbrook opens season with big win

JJ Marshall photo / Glenbrook's Jackson Powell (1), Jonathan Parkerson (24) and Sammy Feaster (3).

Second-year head coach Drew Maddox couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season for Glenbrook, as the Apaches destroyed Hillcrest in a 41-13 thumping on Friday night at Glenbrook to open the season.

“It’s an awesome feeling,” Maddox said. “Any time you can start the season off that way, it’s a big deal.”

DJ Carter scored three touchdowns in the first quarter as Glenbrook got off to a perfect start to the 2019 season.

JJ Marshall photo / Glenbrook’s DJ Carter runs for his second touchdown against Hillcrest.

“DJ just went off offensively,” Maddox said. “He played with a lot of confidence.”

 The Apaches started the game with a big run from fullback Shane Siah before Maddox Mandino went for a 20-yard run himself that put the Apaches on the Hillcrest side of the field.

JJ Marshall photo / Shane Siah (34) runs to the flat to catch a pass from Jackson Powell (1)

Jackson Powell found Carter for a 32-yard touchdown pass that put the Apaches up 7-0 following an extra point conversion from Jonathan Parkerson.

Glenbrook’s Sammy Feaster recovered the following onside kick that gave the Apaches the ball at midfield.

JJ Marshall photo / Glenbrook’s Sammy Feaster

“We noticed on film that they were a little lax on special teams,” Maddox said. “I thought if we could get an onside, we could start to put the game away early.”

Carter scored a few plays later on a seven-yard run to put the Apaches up 13-0.

Carter scored his third touchdown on a 53-yard run following a big red zone stop by the Glenbrook defense that gave the Apaches a 20-point advantage that they would hold on to for the win.

JJ Marshall photo / Coach Drew Maddox

“I knew we would be better, but I didn’t expect us to be that dominant,” Maddox said. “I’m always worried that the guys haven’t really figured out how to win yet. But the guys played lights-out. I think our guys are starting to buy in to what the coaches have been saying.”

Carter finished with over 200  total yards and four touchdowns.

Powell was 12-20 in the air for 203 yards and three touchdown passes. The Apaches gained over 400 yards on offense.

JJ Marshall photo / Jackson Powell

Glenbrook (1-0) will play at Parker’s Chapel (El Dorado, Ar.) on Friday night at 7 p.m.

JJ Marshall photo / Glenbrook receiver Maddox Mandino