Kapaa holds on to advance to championship game

Kapaa High School linebacker Jeffrey Brown saw the ball coming to his direction when Kaimuki quarterback Jayden Maiava attempted his last pass in the middle of the field on fourth-and six with the ball at the Warriors’ 33-yard-line with 3:32 left in the fourth quarter.

Brown admitted his first reaction was to bat the ball down, and when he stepped in front of Maiava offering, and the result was even better, when Brown intercepted the ball, he was immediately wrapped up by Jonah Faasoa, after a 1-yard run.

Brown’s interception allowed the Kapaa Warriors’ offense to run out the clock and secure a 35-28 victory Saturday afternoon at Vidinha Stadium.

“The quarterback was in shotgun, and I just kept telling myself to stay in front of the three receivers behind me,” Brown said in a post-game interview. “After I caught, I held onto the ball as hard as I could, I nearly fumbled the ball numerous times today, but I just held on it as best as I could.”

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