Pop Warner celebrates 57 years

  • Josie Pabustan, Sharon Viquelia, Kassie Tanigawa

  • Michelle Kinimaka-Aranio, Kuulei Takashima, Axtin Kinimaka-Aranio, Keam Wong, Koa Wong, Joslyn Wong

  • Wayland Reynolds, Eric Bartolome, David Carineo

  • Angie Castro, Xyrah Kua, Hailey Mata, Michelle Chiba, Sophia Matsumura, Tristan Raposas

  • Ainakoa Torres, Nainoa Simmons, Brayden Bermoy

  • Kaysha Mundon, Zalana Alapai-Pimental, Brynn Klebesadel, Kyary Cummings, Auree Cardinez, Jaylee Souza-Yim, Sabryn Dato

  • Kilinahe, Keani, Keono, Keola, Kowai, and Lianne Taniguchi

  • Kawehi, Keana, Kawena Rapozo

  • Sheri Carveiro, Lani Baniaga, Blaire Naumu

  • Bam Aona, Yvette Chung, Christine Chow, Brysen Chow, Torrey Santiago

Kauai Pop Warner Football League president Teddy Arroyo said in some places in Asia, when you give birth, you are already one year old.

He joked about how long Pop Warner football has been in existence on Kauai, and the growth of the program that focuses on leadership and scholastics in addition to teaching the game of football. He was joined by Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and Council Chair Mel Rapozo in welcoming players, parents, and fans to the 57th year of Pop Warner football.

The welcome included bestowing honors to the 2017 national scholar-athletes, Kauai volunteers of the Year, Randi Levinthol and Ginny Agena, and the national volunteer, Lani Cummings of the Kapaa Eagles. Lance Miyao was honored for his years behind the clock, keeping track of countless number of football games.

That said, the KPWFL welcomed the 2018 season with a full slate of football games starting with flag, and ending with a junior varsity matchup at Hanapepe Stadium.

1 Comments
  1. I saw a Vampire once September 7, 2018 4:38 pm Reply

    Prior to this date, 1929-1960, Kauai was just in a boom or feeling the effects of the industrial revolution. Cars, radios, washing machines, sewing machines. No time for pop Warner.


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