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

DSC08217

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

DSC08218

DSC08215

DSC08177

9 a.m., Nanakuli High School football field

DSC08219

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.

DSC08253

DSC08257


#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.

DSC08274

A rare mist falls on the Nanakuli campus.

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

DSC00051

DSC00054

DSC00055

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.

DSC00057


DSC00084

DSC00059

COMMENTS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiprepworld@staradvertiser.com.

*