Flintridge Prep football Coach Marty Konrad and his recently
graduated players already have a photo album of lasting memories from
the 2003 season.
Konrad, Rebel assistant Tom Fry and eight of their former players
better have saved at least one more page for some additional
Konrad will guide the West squad in the second annual The Next
Level Sports East-West All-Star game at 3 p.m. today at Brentwood
School, 100 S. Barrington Place in Los Angeles.
The West team will feature athletes from Flintridge Prep -- which
won the CIF Southern Section Division XIII title -- Division XII
champion Village Christian, North Hollywood Campbell Hall, North
Hills L.A. Baptist, Pasadena Poly, Brentwood, Simi Valley Grace
Brethren and Acton Vasquez.
Representing Flintridge Prep will be quarterback Greg Sherman,
wide receiver Ramses Barden, tailback T.C. Scotton, linebacker Eric
Sarkissian, lineman Luis Turcios, lineman Eric Maher, lineman Will
Wagner and wide receiver/defensive back Mike Gadel.
Scotton rushed for an area-leading 1,619 yards in 248 attempts, en
route to earning News-Press All-Area Player of the Year honors in the
Sarkissian, an All-Area first-team selection, was named the
Defensive Player of the Year in Division XIII. Sarkissian holds the
program record for tackles in a career with 239.
The Rebels allowed only 8.8 points per game on their way to
becoming the first local 11-Man football team to win a CIF title
Sherman was third in the area with 1,547 passing yards and 16
Barden was Sherman's favorite target. The three-sport standout
caught a single-season, program-record 14 touchdowns.
Gadel, Wagner and Maher were All-CIF honorees. Turcios was an
All-Prep League selection.
The West squad will feature 16 All-CIF selections, in addition to
Division XII Offensive Player of the Year Jason Christensen and
Defensive Player of the Year Dustin Burke, both of whom went to
The East team, which will be coached by Jon Caffrey of La Habra
Whittier Christian, has four All-CIF players.
Caffrey will have players from Whittier Christian, Encino Crespi,
Pasadena Blair, Capistrano Valley Christian, Ontario Christian and
Covina Western Christian, among other schools.
The East won last year's contest, 23-7.