Football Tour: Kailua, Nanakuli, Aiea, Roosevelt

Tour stop: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013

It’s that time of year again. Or as Nanakuli football coach Keala Watson dubs it, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

Prep football media/fiends/fanatics relish this early season stretch. We get to travel a bit around the island, see old faces and new. It started a week ago with Leilehua and resumes each day. Today, six schools are slated for photographs, but I will only get to see three because of time conflicts. Still fun, though. More photos later. This is what I’ve got from this morning at Kailua and Nanakuli.

7:30 a.m., Kailua High School football field


I like both photos (above and below). That Kailua sky is real nice at 7:30 am.




9 a.m., Nanakuli High School football field


First-year varsity head coach Keala Watson — scholar-athlete at Nanakuli High School and the University Hawaii. Now a science teacher at Nanakuli Intermediate School. Coach Watson is big on preparation and, naturally, academics.



#11 is Nanakuli’s versatile Chazz Troutman, a quarterback/safety last season who sparked the Golden Hawks to a berth in the Division II state tournament. This year, he’ll be utilized more as a running back and receiver.


A rare mist falls on the Nanakuli campus.

3:55 p.m. Aiea High School football field




2:30 p.m. Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium, Roosevelt High School

New uniforms for the Rough Riders. White pants, white numbers, white piping on the shoulders. A change from the traditional gold pants and gold numbers. Nice.





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