Kamehameha senior quarterback Fatu Sua-Godinet has a knee strain and will be out of action for two weeks, head coach Doug Cosbie told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Thursday.
Sua-Godinet hurt the knee during Kamehameha’s season-opening 33-13 win at Waianae last Friday. He won’t play on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. against visiting Baldwin of the Maui Interscholastic League at Kamehameha’s Kunuiakea Stadium, and will likely miss the Aug. 21 game at Hilo on the Big Island.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Sua-Godinet, who played quarterback in preseason scrimmages against Farrington and Mililani, did not throw a pass against the Seariders, but he did rush once for 3 yards and gained another 11 yards on three receptions as a slotback. A year ago as a junior, he threw for 1,225 yards and nine touchdowns in eight games. He also threw for 928 yards and nine TDs in 11 games as sophomore in 2013.
Sophomore Thomas Yam, who is 6 feet 1 and 185 pounds, took over at quarterback and went 9-for-18 for 147 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions against Waianae.
On the play in which Sua-Godinet was hurt, he lined up as a slotback on the left side, went in motion to the right and caught a swing pass from Yam and gained about 6 yards before he was hit cleanly by Seariders sophomore linebacker Mailo Toto. Sua-Godinet’s helmet came off on the play and he grabbed it and jogged off the field.
The play can be seen at the 2:22 mark of this video taken by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Paul Honda: http://www.hawaiiprepworld.com/football/video-kamehameha-waianae-highlights/
Hawaii Prep World was unsuccessful in its attempt to reach Sua-Godinet on Thursday.
Hawaii Prep World’s Paul Honda contributed to this report.