High school sports may have wound down and the school year is about to come to an end, but football is in full swing.
Waimea and Kaua‘i high schools will both be hosting their annual spring football games this weekend.
Waimea hosts its blue and white game tonight at the Hanapepe Stadium at 7 p.m. Coach Kyle Linoz combined both the junior varsity and varsity teams, and split them up evenly for a well-balanced match-up against each other.
“This is just to see where we’re at as a team, see what some of the new guys have,” said Linoz. “Hopefully, we’ll see guys working hard and hitting hard.”
Kaua‘i High School hosts its red and white game tomorrow at the Vidinha Stadium. The junior varsity team hits the field at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity team hitting at 7 p.m.
“It’s a good way to show everybody what they’ve got,” said Kaua‘i coach Derek Borrero.
“You will see a pretty similar offense to what we’ve been doing in the past — the run-and-shoot offense. We’re going to mix it up a little bit and use a tight end. So it’s a different kind of shoot.”
Both teams use the football games also as a big fund-raiser for their programs, selling food and raffling off prizes.
“It’s a good time to watch football in the springtime,” said Borrero. Kapa‘a High School, however, will not have a green and white exhibition game this year.