Central Holmes ended up with a 46-27 win over Glenbrook to advance to the second round of the MAIS playoffs on Friday night in Minden, but it doesn’t diminish the incredible turnaround that Glenbrook made from just one season ago.
“I’m so proud of our guys, knowing what we came from,” Glenbrook coach Drew Maddox said. “We were right there in this game, the whole game.”
Hayden Harmon and Sammy Feaster led the Glenbrook defense with 7.5 tackles each, but Glenbrook struggled to make Central Holmes turn the ball over.
The Apaches were led on offense by Jackson Powell, who threw for two touchdowns and 293 yards.
“Jackson had a great game,” Maddox said. “Sammy Feaster was great also for us on both sides of the ball.”
DJ Carter caught eight passes for 146 yards and one touchdown.
He also ran for 87 yards and two touchdowns on ten carries.
“I was nervous about how we would respond from last week’s game,” Maddox said. “But, I thought we played are butts off and I was proud of our team.”
Glenbrook finishes the season 6-4, a remarkable turnaround considering last season’s one-win campaign in which the Apaches could hardly field a full team.
“We’re losing three seniors: Luke Price, Shane Siah and Luke Meek,” Maddox said. “Those guys did such a great job for us, leading our young guys and playing so well.
“Meek really came on in the middle of the season. Our goal was to have a winning season and we achieved that.”
With so many returning starters, Glenbrook will have to set even loftier goals come next season.