Kohala forfeits remaining games

(Extended version of this morning’s piece in the prep notebook.)

After an 0-4 start that included a season-opening forfeit loss, the Kohala Cowboys are done for the year.

The football team, with six games remaining on the schedule, will forfeit the rest of the season. A player, junior lineman Keanu Kainoa, confirmed the bad news for Kohala.

Injuries, ineligible players and plain-old quitting took a toll on the team, Kainoa said. There’s no word yet whether Kohala will attempt to return next season.

The team had only 16 players to start the season and forfeited against Kamehameha-Hawaii. A week later, 23 suited up in a loss to Hawaii Prep, according to athletic director Laurie Koustik. But the losses piled up. After the 52-6 loss at HPA, the Cowboys fell to Konawaena 76-0 and Honokaa 52-8.

“It’s going to be a struggle, but we will just have to try twice as hard,” Kainoa said.

Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser


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