Video: Early Contenders No. 25 Kahuku
The Red Raiders recorded more than 50 sacks last year and added six more in season opener on Friday.
It wasn't the resounding opener Kahuku (Hawaii)
had fantasized about all off-season, but it was more than enough.
The nation's No 25 team according to MaxPreps needed two fourth-quarter touchdowns and a superb defensive effort to score a 24-0 win over Leilehua on Friday night.
According to HawaiiPrepWorld.com
, the Red Raiders got a first-half touchdown run from sophomore quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava
and Enoch Nawahine
largely did the rest offensively with 163 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Kahuku, the defending Oahu Interscholastic Association champs, limited Leilehua to just 40 yards and got interceptions from Alex Fonoimoana-Vaomu
, Lauina Falatea
, Kaonohi Kaniho
and Nalu Emerson
First year coach Makoa Freitas loved the defensive effort, "but there's a lot more we can do better," he said.