In Kahuku to cover the Red Raiders volleyball match Wednesday, Hawaii Prep World personnel noticed lights at Carleton Weimer Field on and the varsity football team putting some equipment away after practice.
A good time to find out more about their trip to Las Vegas last weekend? Not exactly.
One thing HPW did learn, however, is that the 35-7 loss on Saturday to national No. 1 Bishop Gorman is already a distant memory.
Head coach Vavae Tata had left moments earlier, according to some players and parents.
“We’re looking toward this weekend and playing a game against (Na Menehune),” cornerback Kekaula Kaninho said. “That’s all we’re thinking about now.”
Logan Matagi, a linebacker and defensive lineman, echoed that sentiment.
“We’re way beyond that game,” he said, referring to Kahuku’s first loss since before Tata was hired. “Moanalua is our focus right now.”
Kahuku (5-1, 5-0 OIA Blue), No. 24 in the nation in the USA Today Super 25, visits Na Menehune (3-3, 2-3) on Saturday night.
The Red Raiders close the regular season with a game at Kaiser (2-5, 1-5) on Sept. 30 before the OIA playoffs begin the following week.