Apaches fall to 2-4 after non-district loss Friday night
After a particularly bad loss, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach John McKay was asked about his team's execution. McKay thought for a minute and then said, "I'm for it."
Glenbrook head coach Ryan Porter may feel the same way after his team failed to execute and lost to River Oaks, 42-0 Friday night.
"The bottom line is when you don't execute against a good team, the game is never going to end the way you want," he said. "We had eight dropped passes and that contibuted to us not making first downs or moving the chains. I'm not saying those eight drops caused us to lose, but we wouldn't have lost 42-0."
The Apaches also had four turnovers (two interceptions and two fumbles) and numerous missed assignments and mental mistakes.
"We just shot ourselves in the foot with mistakes and penalties," Porter said. "And when you play a good team like River Oaks, you can't do that."
The game started off pretty close, with both defenses playing well. Glenbrook's Jacob White had two first-quarter interceptions and Eric Dozier made a couple of nice plays as the Apache defense held River Oaks to just a 14-0 lead after the first quarter.
But in the second quarter, the Mustangs scored three more times to lead 35-0 at the half, and basically the game was over at that time.
Offensively, running back Noah Woodard had a couple of nice runs and quarterback Connor Clark completed a few nice passes for the only Apache highlights.
"The best thing we can take out of this game is that is wasn't a district game," Porter said. "You can always learn more from a loss than you can from a win, because the kids can really see their mistakes. We just have to make sure that we don't make the same mistakes again. we have a big district game this week, and we know it's a must-win to keep us in contention for the playoffs."
Glenbrook will play at Tallulah this Friday night, and Porter hopes his team brings a different attitude to the game.
"It's like I tell the kids, when you lose you have to take it personally," he said. "You have to make sure that the next time you play, you make that opponent pay for it. We have to come out with a vengeance this week,a nd take this loss personal and play that way. We have to polish up our mistakes and we have to execute better. It's as simple as that."