Sometimes one thing leads to another.
When reached Monday night for a report on the team’s canceled practice, Leilehua football coach Nolan Tokuda answered questions about how some of his players and coaches were affected by the mandatory evacuations enforced by firefighters due to the wildfire near Wahiawa.
Eventually, the subject changed to football and that’s when Tokuda let us know about one of his players that we would be wise to watch out for. He was talking about 6-foot-4, 275-pound, two-way lineman Netane Muti, who Tokuda said turned in an outstanding performance in a scrimmage against Mililani on Thursday.
“He hasn’t received any offers, but I will be surprised if they don’t come in shortly if they see the Mililani video,” Tokuda said. “(Coach) Rod York told me he thinks Muti is one of the best players in the state. I totally believe that to be true.”
York, when asked Monday night via text, replied that, “If he eliminates personal fouls, (Muti) has the potential to become of the best. Very athletic and nasty. Just gotta play football and eliminate dirty play. He was kicked out of our scrimmage by the referees.”
The Mules, who are coming off a 6-2 season, open their regular season Saturday at home with a nonleague game against Punahou.