HANAPEPE — The ball was in the air, the receiver snagged the pass and Sara Agoot was there to deflag the runner on a cross-field pattern following the reception.
“Even girls can play,” Sara’s mom said from the comfort of their pickup parked just outside the playing field. “Her father was a former Kapa‘a High School player.”
That game was one of the Enforcer games being played under the Kaua‘i Police Activities League flag football program in Hanapepe Stadium.
Normally, the K-PAL games are played at the North Vidinha soccer fields, but due to Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative hosting its annual membership meeting and celebration, this week’s games were moved to Hanapepe.
“At first they (Kapa‘a) weren’t going to have a team, but Luther Yam went out to coach anyone who wanted to play, and now they have three teams,” said Kelvin Moniz, one of the K-PAL referees.
Games at North Vidinha start at 8 a.m. and the public is invited to view the games at no charge. There is no need to refreshments either as the K-PAL cheerleaders host a shave ice and light snack bar.