Apache offense looks to continue hot streak
The Glenbrook Apaches are coming off an amazing 82-69 win over River Oaks last Thursday.
It was a game where the Apaches amassed more than 800 yards of total offense, four players scored at least two touchdowns each and they scored on three plays of over 60-yards.
Despite all of that, Apache head coach Greg Tibbitt isn't exactly looking forward to more of the same this Friday night.
"I don't know if I can take another game like that to be honest," Tibbitt said with a laugh. "I hope our offense is on pace Friday, and I hope our defense makes some stops and gets some turnovers, but I don't know if I want to see 82-69 again."
It was a game that won't soon be duplicated. Quarterback Regan Edwards completed 20 of 32 passes for 485 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran 12 times for 130 yards and two more scores.
Receivers Maurice Moore and Jalen Patterson also had big games. Moore caught five balls for 212 yards and two touchdowns and had four rushes for 41 yards and another score, and Patterson pulled five balls for 195 yards and four touchdowns. Patterson also returned an interception for a 73-yard touchdown.
Running back Willie Thompson ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns on just 19 carries.
While Tibbitt can't expect those type of numbers again this week, he wants to see his team continue to improve.
"That's what we preached all week, we can't fall back," he said. "We have to continue to improve and get batter, We have to move forward and not fall back. Many times with a young team and you're coming off a big win, you win games you're not supposed to, but you also lose games you're not supposed to. So we have to keep moving forward."
One thing Tibbitt is worried about, is how his team will rebound from such an emotional win.
"We were so physically and emotionally drained after that game," he said. "I had a number of kids come up to me and tell me they've never felt like that after a game, so tired and wore out. So we'll just have to see how we respond."
This week the Apaches will play host to the Tallulah Academy Trojans.
Tallulah comes into the game with a 2-4 record. They won their first two games over Park Place Academy and Lee Academy, before losing four straight to Claiborne Academy, Riverfield, Cenla and Amite.
Tibbitt said despite the Trojans record, his team won't take them lightly.
"They maybe 2-4, but they've kind of been bit by the injury bug, he said. "They started off strong with a couple of wins and then a couple of their kids got hurt, I think they're down to 15 or 16 kids. They're kind of like us as far as the numbers and having to battle through things like that."
Tallulah is another big physical team that likes to line up and run the ball, much like a number of Glenbrook opponents this year.
"They line up in teh double-win and try to run the ball and control the clock," Tibbitt said. "I'm sure that's their plan afterwatching the River Oaks film. We just have to stop the run and tackle well."
Tibbitt may not want to promise the fireworks of a week ago, but the Apaches' offense will certainly look to duplictae their success of last week. Tallulah has given up an avergae of 25 points per game, so it could happen.