Week by week, Campbell is proving that how you finish the regular season is far more important than how you started it.
After starting the season with lopsided losses to Kapolei and Farrington, the Sabers have since gone 5-1, their lone loss in that stretch to No. 1 Kahuku.
The Sabers gutted out a double-overtime win over Moanalua and then got their signature win in a 14-12 upset of Waianae a week later. After crushing Radford 52-7 on their senior night and homecoming Friday night, they clinched the No. 2 seed in the OIA Blue and a have first-round bye in the OIA playoffs for the first time since 2013.
“Wishful thinking, I’d like to think that we can always compete for the championship. That was our goal but I know part of that is week after week doing the right things here and there,” coach Amosa Amosa said. “I’m glad we’re doing more good things than bad things here. Our kids are doing a lot better job executing and limiting mistakes.”
Campbell will host the winner of next week’s playoff matchup between Farrington and Kaiser.
The Sabers played both teams in August, losing to Farrington 34-14 and beating Kaiser 28-7. No matter who awaits them for a rematch, they plan to put their bye week to good use.
“We gotta heal up,” Amosa said. “We’re nursing some injuries on the defensive side, so I think it’s going to be perfect for us and time to heal. We’re gonna have to be ready.”
“I’m so happy for them. We talk about controlling our own destiny. … I’m so proud of our kids and what they accomplished up to this point. Now it’s just a matter of getting ready for the new season. Hopefully we’ll get everybody ready.”