It’s do-or-die for Red Raiders at Clem Gomes

WAIMEA – It will be a do-or-die situation tonight for the Kaua’i Red Raiders boys and girls varsity volleyball teams as they head to Clem Gomes Gymnasium in Waimea to face the Menehune in a second round playoff bout.

The Raiders have been in this situation before. Both boys and girls squads held off the determined Kapa’a Warriors Saturday night to pull into a tie with Waimea for the Kaua’i Interscholastic Federation second round. A loss by either team would have handed the Menehune, who earlier in the season claimed the first round title, the KIF championship.

The situation tonight is no different.

At 7 p.m., the Raiders will have the chance to win the second round and force a KIF Championship.

If the Raider boys win, the championship will be held this Saturday at Kaua’i High School. If they lose, Waimea will clinch the KIF title and will head to the HHSAA State Volleyball Championship next week.

If the Raider girls win, the league championship will be held next Tuesday at Waimea High School. Like the boys, if the Raiders lose tonight, Waimea’s girls team will clinch the 2002 title and will head to the HHSAA State Championships, to be held the week following the boys’ State competition.

Come out and support your teams in a thrilling end to the Kaua’i Interscholastic Federation volleyball season.

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