TALLULAH—The Glenbrook Apaches scored early and often as they rolled to a 40-12 win over the Tallulah Academy Trojans on Friday. The Apaches will now enjoy an off week until they play again on October 14 at Prairie View Academy.
Penalties plagued the Apaches on their first drive and they were forced to punt. Caydan Maloney's punt was downed at the Tallulah 16-yard line where the Trojans took over.
On first down, Glenbrook defensive lineman Cole Sanders broke through the line for a sack. Three plays later, the Trojans were forced to punt from their nine-yard line. The snap from center went over the punter's head and out of the end zone for a safety and a two-point Apache lead.
That lead quickly grew to 10-0 as Cory Walker gathered in the free kick on his own 40-yard line and exploded down the field for a 60-yard kick return for a touchdown. Connor Clark hit Maloney for the two-point conversion and the Apaches led 10-0.
After forcing a three and out, the Apaches took over on their 44-yard line. Two runs, one a 24-yard sprint around right end by William Thompson and a five-yard draw by Noah Woodard set the Apaches up on the Trojan 27-yard line. Clark then hit Maloney for nine yards. On the next play Clark hit Walker on a skinny post and the Apache wide out raced 18 yards for the score. Clark ran in the two-point conversion and the Apaches led 18-0.
After the defense forced another three and out, the Apache offense took over on the 49-yard line. Walker started the drive with a 15-yard carry on an end-around, and the Clark and maloney hooked up again, this time for 31 yards. After a bad snap cost the Apaches six yards, Thompson carried the option pitch around left end for 10 to the Trojan one-yard line. Two plays later Maloney snuck it in from the quarterback position for the touchdown and a 24-0 Glenbrook lead on the first play of the second quarter.
The teams traded possession through the early part of the second quarter until Tallulah put together their first scoring drive of the game. The trojans traveled 47-yards in 13 plays to make the score 24-6 with 3:19 left in the first half.
The Apaches wasted little time in returning the score, as they went 50 yards in four plays. Clark hit Maloney for 18 yards on a quick screen, followed by runs of two and 22-yards by Thompson. Clark then hooked with his brother Logan Clark on a inside screen. The younger Clark broke several tackles on his way to an 18-yard touchdown. Connor Clark then ran in the two-point conversion to make the Glenbrook lead, 32-6, which was the halftime score.
On the first possession of the second half, the Trojans showed a little life. They drove the ball down inside the Apache 10-yard line. But then the Glenbrook defense stiffened. On first down, the Apaches tipped away an attempted pass. On second down, Wesley Hicks and Jack Parks combined on a sack. On third down, the Trojans got a short gain on a pass into the flat.
Opting to go for it on fourth and goal, the Trojans were denied as Connor Copeland stood up the running back at the five-yard line, ending the threat.
The Apaches scored their final touchdown in the fourth quarter when Clark hit Maloney on a 20-yard touchdown pass and Walker added the two-pointer. Tallulah added a late score against the Glenbrook freshmen to make the final 40-12.
Clark had a good night passing as he completed eight of 15 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns.
Thompson added 126 yards on 12 carries. Maloney finished with six catches for 96 yards and a score, and ran once for a three-yard touchdown. Logan Clark caught two balls for 32 yards and a score. Walker had two touchdowns, one on a 18-yard catch and the other on a 60-yard kick return. he also added a two-point conversion.
Cole Sanders led the tough Apache defense with a pair of sacks, copeland added a sack and Parks and Hicks combined for another.
The Apaches are now 3-4 on the season and will take a break from the season as they have an bye this week. When they return, the Apaches fill finish out their regular season with a road game at Prairie View, at home vs. Cenla and then on the road at Claiborne Academy.