Granted, Konrad does have players who are ready and willing to step in to jell the offense, including running back Wes Ouchi and new starting quarterback Adam Rogers, but a team like Prep is certainly going to feel the loss of three talented players like wide receiver Barden, quarterback Greg Sherman and running back T.C. Scotton.
Ouchi, a senior, is probably going to be the key to Prep's offense. He saw action last year, despite Scotton's numbers (1,619 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns). A durable runner (5'8", 160 pounds) with speed, Ouchi carried the ball 59 times for 478 yards, which averages out to more than eight yards per carry.
Senior Rogers (5'9", 140 pounds), like Ouchi, also had to play second string behind a talented starter. In his case it was Sherman who put up terrific numbers (1,585 yards passing and 18 TDs) which broke the school records.
However, Konrad has faith in him to run the offense. "Rogers had a lot of playing time last year as the backup quarterback," he said.
Although the Rebels lost most of the offensive and defensive line and such individual players as linebacker Eric Sarkissian who was named the CIF Defensive Player of the year last season, Konrad has enough left to work with.
"There is nobody left on either the offensive or defensive line, but our linebackers are intact. We are going to be moving around several players to see what they can do," he said.
One player who is definitely going to switch positions is senior Max Davison (5'11", 175 pounds). He played linebacker last season, but saw limited action in the backfield when Konrad wanted to give the starters a rest.