BREAKDOWN: Shiloh at Berkmar

Stephen Weatherly

Stephen Weatherly

Shiloh Generals (8-AAAAA)

Coach: Brian Montgomery

Record: 1-7. 1-5 region

Last week: Lost to 31-0

Berkmar Patriots (8-AAAAA)

Coach: Jonathan Sanks

Record: 1-6, 0-5 region

Last week: Had a bye

When Shiloh began region play this year with a win over South Gwinnett, the Generals figured to be a factor in the playoff hunt. Since that lone win, Shiloh has dropped its last five games and is out of the playoff race. The Generals travel to Lilburn to face a Berkmar program that is also riding a five-game losing streak.

"We're definitely hoping for a win," Shiloh head coach Brian Montgomery said. "We're going to play hard and hopefully the outcome is in our favor."

Since that 28-19 win over South, Shiloh's offense has struggled to score just 27 points in five games. The Generals have been shut out four times, including the last two losses.

"We're just young," Montgomery said. "We're working in a sophomore quarterback now and he's having to learn."

Stephen Weatherly, the team's leading tackler, and Tyler Claytor continue to produce for the Generals' defense. They will try to slow down Patriots quarterback Deion Perry.

"The quarterback has a strong arm and is pretty elusive," Montgomery said.

Berkmar is coming off a bye week and Patriots head coach Jonathan Sanks used the extra time to go back to fundamentals.

"We're struggling, but we are going to play hard," Sanks said.

This will be the third time Sanks and Montgomery have coached against each other. Montgomery won the first matchup in 2008 when he was at North Atlanta and Sanks' Towers team won in 2009.

"They look pretty good to me," Sanks said. "They are really athletic and have some good size."

Last meeting: Shiloh won 48-42 last year

Directions to Berkmar High School: From I-85, go east on Pleasant Hill Road; school is on the right just before Ga. Highway 29.