Island schools will use last preseason game to prep for league
n Kaua’i vs. Calvary Chapel (Calif.), 7:30
p.m., Vindinha Stadium
n Kapa’a at Honoka’a, 7:30 p.m.
School looking to improve on last week’s showing
By JASON GALLIC
The situation is not ideal at Kaua’i High School.
11 players are missing from a team blessed with just 28 to start, a bit of
angst can build for the coaching staff. Various circumstances — probation and
injury — have put the Eagles in such a position.
“Right now we’ve got just
17 of our varsity guys available,” Head Coach Kellii Morgado said. “We’ve
pulled seven up from jayvee to give us some bodies and get
Morgado said the team’s first experience could have been
better. Kaua’i lost to Hawai’i Prep 7-0 last week.
“Honestly, I don’t think
it’s a team we should have lost to,” Morgado said. “But I saw a lot of positive
Saturday night he will look for more when the Eagles square off
against Calvary Chapel (Calif.) at 7:30 at Vindinha Stadium.
“Calvary is a
lot like us,” Morgado said. “Their school is about the same size as ours, and
they have about the same amount of players on their roster.”
the head coach has been in place for two years, just as Morgado. Both are
likely looking for the same things from Saturday’s game.
“We just want to
see better execution from our boys,” Morgado said. “This week, that’s what
we’ve been stressing, along with concentration on each play.”
that he is looking forward to better precision from his offense, an unit that,
admittedly, struggled last week.
“We had a tough time getting things done
when we had the ball,” the coach said. “Plus, we’d like the defense to be more
In fact, Morgado said that this is far from a
win-at-all-costs week. With his roster in such a dilapidated state, the coach
said that would be foolish.
“We’re just looking to improve,” Morgado said.
“Especially so on offense.
“Defensively, Calvary is going to run a spread
offense, one we aren’t really going to see during the regular season. So, we
will take what we can from that.”