PINEVILLE — The Glenbrook Apaches traveled to Pineville Friday night to take on the Cenla Christian Academy Lions, and the game turned into just what head coach Greg Tibbitt feared.
"It was another shoot-out, which is what we didn't want," he said of the Apaches' 56-42 loss. "We got some defensive stops early, and I thought we were playing pretty good defense. And then we made some mistakes on offense, and Cenla capitalized on them."
The Apaches have been able to out-athlete a number of opponents this year but not against Cenla.
"Cenla is a team that really matches-up with us athletically," Tibbitt said. "It took us a while to get going. We found some chinks in their armor, but we just couldn't get over the hump."
Despite a couple of mistakes the Apache offense played well once again.
"I thought Willie (Thompson) probably played his best game as an Apache," Tibbitt said. "He had just an unbelievable game with over 100 rushing and more than 100 yards receiving. I thought Regan (Edwards) had another good game and threw the ball very well."
Thompson carried 14 times for 116 yards and caught two balls for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Edwards hit on 17 of 32 passes for 383 yards and five touchdowns. Jacob White had a big night with eight catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns and Jalen Patterson had two for 92 yards.
The season all comes down to this Friday night against Claiborne Academy.
"This is a big game," Tibbitt said. "The winner of this game goes on to the playoffs and the loser goes home. I guess you couldn't ask for anything better, because we know what's ahead of us, we just have to win."