The Glenbrook Apaches are on the practice field this morning to begin the 2015 season under new head coach Caleb Carmikle.
The Apaches are coming off a 5-5 season under Chris Norton – now departed for Marvel – Arkansas, and will be looking to improve upon last year’s mark.
“I am so excited for football season to finally be here,” Carmikle said. “The summer months can create a lot of distractions away from football and it’s always nice to get back on the field.”
Norton was not the only coach to bid the Apaches goodbye, as offensive coordinator James Thurman is now at Plain Dealing and two other assistants won’t be back.
Carmikle is happy to start fresh with a staff that is on the same page.
“We finally have our staff completed, and as a staff we’ve been working very hard to get ready for today.”
With temperatures soaring into the triple digits and numbers lower than usual, Glenbrook will have to temper expectations for how hard they can push with just three weeks until their first game.
“The main thing I want the guys to get out of camp is to learn how we practice,” Carmikle said. “The tempo we practice at will be a pace that they’ve likely never seen before and can be overwhelming early on.
But these kids have been working hard all summer, so the learning curve should be quick.”
The Apaches kick off the 2015 season on August 21 at Copiah Academy in Gallman, Mississippi.