Spring football gives coaches, fans early look

LIHU‘E — Both Keli‘i Morgado of Kaua‘i and Kyle Linoz of Waimea caught a glimpse of potential players for next season’s squads in their respective spring football games, yesterday at both Vidinha and Hanapepe Stadiums.

Both teams differed in the way their contests were played. The Red Raiders didn’t utilize a clock and just ran 12 plays for each squad. Morgado broke up the squads into four teams (JV red and white, Varsity red and white).

A good-sized crowd witnessed the future of incoming players and the potential of veteran athletes.

Meanwhile, Waimea ran the clock and rotated its teams throughout the contest.

For Linoz, it was the first time he got to see his team playing at Hanapepe Stadium.

Both teams return a good mix of upperclassmen and JV players, who were brought up from last year’s squads.

Kapa‘a, the KIF’s other football school, isn’t having a spring game this season.

• Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or kauaisports@kauaipubco.com.

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