Kapa’a searches for first win

Discounting last Friday’s 41-0 debacle against Waimea, the Kapa’a football squad could’ve been easily in the hunt for the KIF crown, instead of playing for pride in its final game of the 2005-06 campaign.

Tonight at Vidinha Stadium, the Warriors (0-5) have a chance to salvage a tumultuous season, that began with a 3-0 tight knit loss versus the Menehune.

In their first four games, the Warriors fell by an average margin of 6.2 points per contest.

And last year’s final contest, their homecoming, was something to remember, with a thrilling win over the Menehune, a team that the Warriors weren’t able to figure out until the muddy contest at Vidinha Stadium.

Some players are back from that squad and remember the type of heart that team displayed.

Warrior head coach Sia Salausa has said that the team’s spirit remains high and practices have been going smoothly.

Penalties and the lack of offense has plagued Kapa’a in their five losses.

On the other side, the Red Raiders (3-0-1) need the win to keep sole possession of first-place in the KIF standings. The Menehune, who are one game behind, face off against the Lihu’e school next Friday on their homecoming at Hanapepe Stadium, which could prove to be the biggest game of the year. Kaua’i’s homecoming is tonight, with the halftime festivities featuring the king and queen of the Red Raider homecoming court.

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