Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Oct 01st

Glenbrook to tackle Prairie View

The Glenbrook Apaches will host the Prairie View Spartans tonight in their annual Homecoming game.

The Apaches, who had a bye last week, come into the game with a 4-3 record and have won three of their last four games. During that streak, the Apaches have out-scored their opponents 231-130.

Prairie View (3-5) on the other hand has been out-scored 179-0 in their last four games. But despite that streak, Glenbrook head coach Greg Tibbitt said his team won't take the Spartans lightly.

"Prairie View had a really good start this year, but they've kind of been bit by the injury bug," he said. "They're a good football team and they can be dangerous."

Prairie View has struggled offensively since losing quarterback Dylan Carroll to a season-ending injury against Tri-County a month ago.

"They get in a whole lot of different offenses," Tibbitt said. "They have run the spread and lined up and run the ball, so we're not sure what we'll see. But I'm sure they'll pack it in and run right at us like everybody else has."

Tibbitt said his team benefitted from the bye week.

"We had some injuries that got better, so the off week was good for us," he said. "But we also went pretty physical on them. We just tried to get back to some fundamentals and hopefully that did us some good."

Tibbitt also said the team made some adjustments to the defense that has given up 69 and 55 points in their last two games.

"We made a few changes," he said. "Not personnel-wise, but we just tweaked a few things. We moved to a more true 4-3 than the 4-2 we have been playing. We really just went back and learned to tackle again."

One bad thing that happened during the bye week was that Tibbitt learned that two-way starter Conner Copeland was lost for the season.

"It's a big loss," he said. "We just lost the only size we had. Conner went to the doctor during the bye and they found a torn ligament. He's been playing with it but it wasn't getting any better. So we were small, and now we're even smaller."

Tibbitt said he thinks his team will overcome the loss and play well tonight.

Game time is 7 p.m.

 

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