The Glenbrook Apaches thrilled a large Homecoming crowd with a 60-28 win over Prairie View Academy Friday night. The Apaches' high-powered offense was at its best, and the defense made enough plays to insure the win in front of the returning alumni.
"I thought we played pretty good," Glenbrook head coach Greg Tibbitt said. "I thought we played well on offense, and I thought we saw some improvement on defense. We got some stops, just not as many as we needed, but the offense is really clicking now."
Tibbitt was impressed with his offense.
"I thought we played well as a whole on offense," he said. "I thought Jacob White played an awesome game. And once again, you see us throwing the ball so much, Willie Thompson's runs get kind of overlooked. I thought Regan (Edwards) made a lot of big plays, and our receivers played well."
And he was happy to see the improvement from his defense.
"It's not your old fashion football philosophy," he said. "But we feel if we can get four or five stops, we can beat anybody. That sounds crazy when you look at that on paper, but if we can get four or five stops a game, and the way our offense is playing, I like our chances."
The Apaches wasted little time as they scored only two plays into the game when Glenbrook quarterback Regan Edwards rolled to his right and hit Jalen Paterson on a 40-yard touchdown strike.
Willie Thompson intercepted a PVA pass on the ensueing drive to set up the next Apache touchdown, a 65-yard Edwards to maurice Moore touchdown pass down the visitor's sideline. Edwards then hit Jacob White for the two-point conversion and a 14-0 lead.
Later, PVA cut the lead to 14-8, but Thompson scored on a long run on the next possession to push the lead to 20-8. Early in the second quarter,
White capped a three-play drive as he caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Edwards. White set up the touchdown drive with a nice 24-yard punt return.
The next Apache touchdown came on an unusual play. On first-and-10 from
the Apache 32-yard line, Edwards took the shot gun snap and headed up the middle on a QB draw. Edwards cut out towards the home sideline and turned upfield. He looked to be racing for the score, but was tackled from behind at the PVA 20-yard line and fumbled the ball. But the ball bounced up and was plucked from the air by the Apaches' Moore who ran the final 15-yards for the touchdown. Edwards hit Logan Clark for the two-point conversion and the 36-14 lead.
Apache defender caleb Wilson recovered the first of his two fumble recoveries on the next drive to set up the next Glenbrook touchdown, which came on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Edwards to White.
Later leading 44-22 in the fourth quarter, Edwards hit Clark near the home sideline. Clark stayed in bounds and then out-raced the PVA defense for a 37-yard touchdown. Thompson ran in the two-point conversion, and Glenbrook led 52-22. The last Glenbrook touchdown came on a 43-yard run on a draw play by Thompson. Clark ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 60-22. PVA added a late touchdown to make it 60-28, which would be the final score.