Govs, Warriors clash in opening scrimmage

by Paul Honda on August 1, 2014

Farrington newcomer Ranan Mamiya scored a touchdown against Kamehameha on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Oda.

Farrington newcomer Ranan Mamiya scored a touchdown against Kamehameha on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Oda.

The future is so bright, sunglasses were in need on Thursday afternoon atop Kapalama Heights, where Kamehameha went to work.

The Warriors suited up in full gear for a scrimmage with the Farrington Governors. After a summer of pass league games, constant workouts and intersquad contact, Thursday gave teams around the state a chance to knock around another team’s players for a change.

Kamehameha didn’t suit up everybody. Defensive end/linebacker Mika Tafua sat out with a minor injury. Running back Kaulana Apelu also remained on the sideline; his 2013 season ended early with a knee injury.

Quarterback Fatu Sua-Godinet has become much more comfortable at the helm. Going up against defensive standouts like Tafua and defensive back Dylan Kane every day has helped, he said.

Farrington unveiled some new talent in the backfield. Among them were St. Francis transfer Ranan Mamiya, who caught a touchdown pass (from the slot) from senior Montana Liana. Defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko, one of the state’s most heavily recruited players, sat out to rest a sore shoulder.

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