When Kaua’i senior wide receiver Jett Jasper suits up tomorrow night at Hanapepe Stadium, he’ll already know which team is going to come out on top.
“I know we’re not going to lose. I might sound cocky, but instead it’s confidence,” Jasper said.
The senior has relished Kaua’i’s two straight KIF titles and is ready to capture a three-peat.
“This is probably one of the biggest games, maybe because I’m a senior. We’ve worked so hard this year to beat Waimea and all their hype and I expect them to have watched a lot of film of our last game. They’re going to come out hard with a lot of energy,” Jasper said.
Tron Rule, who had a breakout game against Kapa’a last week, threw for three touchdowns, including two to Jasper.
“He’s doing really well; he’s improving. All they (coaches) needed to do was give him a chance. I was so happy to help him out with catches against Kapa’a. I know he’s going to do good this game,” Jasper said.
Kaua’i has shown success with not only Rule, but Pono Matthews, and Kainoa Lemke as well.
“It’s our last week of KIF practice and it’s going really productive. We’re fixing our mistakes from our last game, so expect us to come out firing hard. We know we can score. We came out of our shell last week,” Jasper said.
The game isn’t only the last game of the KIF regular season, it’s also Waimea’s homecoming and a win would tie up the KIF standings and force a one game championship game playoff.
“Well I was there last year when we won. We play better out there. We relax more at Vidhina. We did it last year and we’re going to do it again,” Jasper said.
Catch the action at Hanapepe Stadium, tomorrow, as the Red Raiders battle the Menehune, starting with the JV contest at 5 p.m. The varsity game begins at 7:30 p.m.