After back-to-back shutout losses, the Berea Community coaching staff came to a stark realization.
Some significant changes need to be made.
"The last two weeks are a clear indication that something is not right," Berea coach Tony Degregorio said.
The Pirates opened district play with a 51-0 loss last week on the road to Kentucky Country Day.
They return home this weekend looking for a badly needed victory.
Berea (0-5, 0-1 district) is set to face Eminence (2-3, 0-1) on Friday at Duerson Stadium.
Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Berea's biggest concerns right now are certainly on offense.
The Pirates have scored only 40 points all season. In the loss to KCD, Berea had only 80 yards of total offense (51 passing).
Jaiden Cunningham had 39 yards rushing on 11 carries and Clayton Martinez had three catches for 30 yards.
The Pirates have not been in the end zone since the second half of a 22-20 loss to Harlan on Sept. 25.
"Our offense is a little anemic right now," Degregorio said. "We are looking to move some of our athletes around and find something that will work for us."
The Pirates will need those changes to work out if they want to stop a six-game losing streak and earn their first district win in six years.
Eminence opened district play last week with a 51-38 loss at home to Frankfort.
Led by quarterback Adriene Bailey, the Warriors have scored 34 or more points four times this season.
Bailey is the team's leading rusher — 398 yards and three touchdowns — while also completing 19-of-39 pass attempts for six touchdowns and six interceptions.
"Eminence always has great athletes," Degregorio said. "Bailey runs a kind of wildcat offense. He can ran and throw the ball too."
Last week against Frankfort, Bailey had four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing).
Davontaye Saunders (78 yards, two TDs) and Adonis Whitney (77 yards, one TD) each three catches in the loss.
Berea suffered a 28-21 loss at home last year to Eminence at home.