No game bigger than this

ABC sportscaster Keith Jackson would call it the “granddaddy of them all,” and, boy, would he have a great time announcing the Waimea/Kaua’i contest at Vidinha Stadium tomorrow.

The Red Raiders (3-0) have their stingy defense to thank for every win so far this season. In three contests, Kaua’i’s defense has allowed an average of only just over six points a game.

Head coach Keli’i Morgado has said time and time again that his defensive unit is the toughest in the KIF, and has been for the past few years.

In their last game against the Menehune (2-1), Kaua’i clamped down for the 7-0 win at Hanapepe Stadium on Sept. 23.

Duke Dasalia tallied the only score of the game, on an eightyard touchdown run at the seven-minute mark in the third quarter.

Waimea had numerous chances to tie the contest, but the Red Raiders were able to keep them off of the scoreboard, and Kaua’i held Menehune running back Kenny Estes to minimal yardage.

Sean Thompson, Raymond Jerves, Kevin Holzman, Justyn Jumawan-Perreira, and Preston Ramson paced the Red Raider defense in the previous matchup.

The Menehune need a win to tie up the KIF standings at 3-1, but a Red Raider victory would all but lock up the 2005-06 KIF title, giving them three in a row.

KIF Football

Friday: Waimea/Kaua’i: JV: 5 p.m., Varsity: 7:30 p.m. at Vidinha Stadium.

Radio: Live on Kong AM570 at 7:30 p.m.

TV: Delay on channel 6, Sun. & Wed. 9-11 p.m.


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