It didn't take long before Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz was faced with a dilemma.
Not only does he have to sort through three competitors to take over at quarterback for Ben DiNucci, he has five running backs — Jimmy Graf (6-0, 190, Sr.), Saige Simpson (5-9, 175, Sr.), Jesse Meckler (5-10, 200, Jr.), Jordan Crawford (5-8, 146, Soph.) and Don Bryant (5-7, 180, Sr.) — vying to replace Connor Slomka.
"Running back might be the most hotly contested position we have, and eventually it will sort itself out," Kasperwicz said. "Whether we go with one or whether we go with four, they all have to be ready to compete and they're all really good guys."
With the number of players vying for key skill positions, Pine-Richland might not have enough balls to go around. And the Rams are having a difficult time figuring out if Brandon Ballay (6-1, 170, Sr.), Max DeVinney (6-3, 180, Jr.) or Phil Jurkovec (6-5, 190, Soph.) will be the one distributing them.