PREVIEW: Shiloh at Meadowcreek

Shiloh's Fred Mooring

Shiloh's Fred Mooring

Shiloh Generals (8-AAAAAA)

-- Coach: Troy Hobbs

-- 2011 Record: 0-10


Meadowcreek Mustangs (7-AAAAAA)

-- Coach: Deario Grimmage

-- 2011 Record: 0-10


Shiloh will open the season with its third head coach in as many seasons. Troy Hobbs takes over for Brian Montgomery, who resigned over recruiting violations that later forced Shiloh to forfeit both its wins from last year.

"He's a great addition to the program," Meadowcreek's Deario Grimmage said of Hobbs. "Coming from North Gwinnett and working with Coach (Bob) Sphire, he brings a winning attitude."

Hobbs was hired in late May and has had just three months to mold the program, but he's excited to see the product Friday on the field.

"I'm very excited. We were excited two weeks ago to hit someone different and see where we were now it's for real," Hobbs said. "It's one game at a time and it starts with Meadowcreek. Everyone is excited -- the school, the community, the staff -- and we want to put all the other stuff behind us."

The Generals will run a spread style offense similar to what North has run in the past. The group is led by quarterback Devante James.

"They have a pretty good quarterback," Grimmage said. "They are doing some things that we know we have to be disciplined in our play."

Hobbs is relying on his defense, which held Rockdale to just one score in its scrimmage, to lead the team this year. The group is led by defensive lineman Fred Mooring.

"In this region you better be able to stop people," Hobbs said.

-- Last meeting: Shiloh won 38-13 in 2009

-- Directions to Meadowcreek High School: From I-85, go east on Beaver Ruin Road to Steve Reynolds Boulevard and turn right. School is on the right. (Stadium info)