Berkmar Patriots (8-AAAAAA)
Coach: Jonathan Sanks
Record: 3-0, 1-0 region
Last week: Beat Shiloh 29-14
Central Black Knights (8-AAAAAA)
Coach: Todd Wofford
Last week: Had a bye
Central Gwinnett had a bye last week and according to head coach Todd Wofford it couldn’t have come at a better time with his team 0-2.
“It came at a perfect time for us,” Wofford said. “We’re a new team, have a new quarterback, some new players.”
The Black Knights used that extra time to fix some miscues that have cost them in losses to Collins Hill and Clarke Central.
“If you look at it, it’s a bunch of turnovers and penalties,” Wofford said. “It’s not the X’s and O’s. We’ve had two weeks to get adjusted.”
Now Central hosts a Berkmar program that is 3-0 for the first time since 2007.
“I’m good friends with Coach (Jonathan) Sanks and I like how he’s turned it in a short time,” Wofford said. “Any team that is 3-0 and giving up eight points a game is doing something right. They are a hard nosed team.”
Camden Terry had a big game in last week’s win over Shiloh with 10 catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns. The defense continues to be led by Rashad Hall, who had four tackles, four pass break ups and one interception last week.
Despite Berkmar’s success, Sanks is still concerned with facing a Central team that is 0-2 and coming off a bye week.
“I’m concerned because they have guys that can make plays,” Sanks said. “They are really athletic. They are going to try and make some plays.”
Last meeting: Central Gwinnett won 51-24 last year
Directions to Central Gwinnett High School: From I-85, take Sugarloaf Parkway exit and go east to Ga. Highway 29. Turn left on Highway 29 and school is on the right at Gwinnett Drive.