Over the last 10 years, the Edison High football program has enjoyed plenty of success, winning or sharing five consecutive Sunset League titles and reaching the CIF Pac-5 Division championship game on three occasions.
The Chargers' most recent trip to the title game came last December, but as they ready themselves for the start of the 2010 season, a majority of that 13-1 team has moved on. Dave White enters his 25th year as head coach of his alma mater with the task of having to construct a team that welcomes back just three starters.
"It's definitely a challenge," he said. "We lost a great senior class to graduation. They won everything. They won as freshmen and then won on varsity three years in a row. They'll be tough to replace.
"But the group we have this year has a lot of talent. They've worked hard and now it's time for them to step up into the role of leading the program. I really think this team will get better as the season progresses. The thing that hinders them is that they're inexperienced."