Kahuku senior running back Sefa Ameperosa missed last Friday’s 63-0 victory over Waipahu due to a sprained ankle he suffered in practice last week.
Ameperosa, however, has been cleared to play for the Red Raiders (7-0, 6-0) in Saturday’s Oahu Interscholastic Association first-place battle at Aloha Stadium against Waianae (6-1, 6-0).
Ameperosa has not been practicing this week as a precaution, according to Kahuku offensive coodinator John Hao. Ameperosa was on crutches last week so he could stay off the ankle.
Kahuku junior starting quarterback Kesi Ah-Hoy has been battling a sore ankle caused by the wear and tear of the season, according to Hao, and has also missed this week’s practices.
“They’re in shape, so missing a few practices is not going to hurt them,” Hao said. “We want to make sure we don’t lose them (due to reinjury) in practice.”
Hao also said junior backup quarterback Jordan Mariterangi is back throwing with the team after having surgery on his collarbone. He has not been cleared for contact drills.
Ah-Hoy (6 feet, 215 pounds) is 17-for-30 for 256 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in seven games. He has also rushed for 465 yards and eight TDs, and he lines up as a running back at times.
Ameperosa (5-11, 205 pounds) has rushed for 559 yards and six TDs in six games.