Touchdown! The Fight Against Konawaena’s Rival

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Touchdown! The Fight Against Konawaena’s Rival

Cody Ascuncion, Writer

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On Friday, September 23, 2016, the Wildcats clashed heads with their long-time rivals, the Wave Riders, on the Julian R. Yates field for the annual Homecoming Game. Although the junior varsity football boys had a rough game (score 0-23), the varsity team rose up from the ashes to secure the victory in their game.

For most of the first quarter, both teams held up a spectacular defensive wall against the other, until Austin Ewing passed the ball to Ka’ano’i Kelekolio-Rivera, who scored the first touchdown, and set up how the rest of the game would be played out for the night.

The Wildcats showed no mercy to the Wave Riders as they came out in full force. Throughout the next two quarters of the game, they kept scoring touchdowns while preventing Kealakehe from scoring any for themselves, until Konawaena scored enough to put the game into mercy rule, which meant the clock would continuously run until the game ended. Even though mercy rule was in effect, the Wave Riders didn’t go down without a struggle, netting a few touchdowns for themselves in an attempt to turn the tide in their favor. While in the final quarter of the game, Seau Amor one of Kealakehe’s passes and scored a 70+ yard touchdown. When the game was over, the final score for the game was 44-20, ending with a victory in Konawaena’s name.

As always, both the junior varisty and varsity teams gave the game their all, and Konawaena hopes that they’ll bring in more wins against their next opponent: the Honoka’a Dragons.

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