Menehune run to state title

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The realization of winning the First Hawaiian Bank Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division II state championship sinks in on Sunday as the Waimea High School football team celebrates the championship trophy while waiting for the remainder of the team and coaches to regroup and claim bags at Lihu‘e Airport.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Waimea football player Kenny Okeigar carries the First Hawaiian Bank Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division II state championship trophy through Lihu‘e Airport on Sunday during the team’s homecoming following the Saturday night victory at the Mililani High School field.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Waimea High School football coach Kyle Linoz flashes a jubilant shaka on Sunday after passing through the congratulatory arch during the team’s homecoming following victory in the First Hawaiian Bank Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division II state championship game on O‘ahu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A Waimea High Menehune football player holds up the First Hawaiian Bank Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division II state championship trophy on Sunday during the team’s homecoming to a large crowd of family, friends and dignitaries at Lihu‘e Airport.

LIHU‘E — Separated by a big stretch of ocean, the pride and fever of Waimea High School’s “historic” 45-6 victory for the First Hawaiian Bank Hawai‘i High School Division II state football championship was felt at home on Saturday evening.

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