Waipahu visited Mililani for a football scrimmage last night as the two Central Oahu teams unofficially kicked off a new season.
Both teams had success moving the ball on each other and both teams emptied the benches to give playing time to the second- and third-stringers.
The Marauders will be moving down to Division II this year. The Trojans, after having lost a wealth of talent to graduation, are working on their new identity and getting up to speed for their Division I regular-season opener next week.
There is no rest in sight for the Trojans. They visit Kahuku for a scrimmage Friday night and then host Kamehameha on Saturday.
Waipahu hits the road again Friday night for a scrimmage at Castle.
Known scrimmages this weekend:
Friday, July 29
>> Mililani at Kahuku, 6 p.m. (scrimmage only)
>> Waipahu at Castle, 6 p.m. (scrimmage only)
>> Radford at Kailua, 6:30 p.m. (scrimmage only)
Saturday, July 30
>> Kamehameha at Mililani, 6 p.m. (scrimmage only)
>> Three-way scrimmage: Farrington/Kahuku/Punahou, 9:30 a.m., at Punahou
>> Campbell at Saint Louis, 10 a.m. (scrimmage only)
>> ‘Iolani at Waianae, 10 a.m. (scrimmage only)
>> Damien at Kalani, 3 p.m. (scrimmage only)