Who’s Your Backup (QB)? Young is determined

Kamehameha has not missed a beat with its passing game with Justice Young at the helm. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
Kamehameha has not missed a beat with its passing game with Justice Young at the helm. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser

In last week’s 51-36 loss to Saint Louis, former third-string QB Justice Young had early success before the tough Crusaders defense slowed his momentum.

Coming off the heels of a school-record 374 passing yards against ‘Iolani, Young threw two early TD passes to Kumoku Noa and tallied 381 passing yards against Saint Louis, but finished with four interceptions.

Perhaps more importantly, Young walked away more determined than ever to help his team.


“I’m disappointed. I feel like let down my teammates, the seniors. This is an important game and I just couldn’t step up,” the junior said after the loss to Saint Louis. “We just keep grinding. We have a chance. We just have to focus on next week.”


It’s a battle within a battle, having to prove yourself as a backup, and then as a starter under the toughest of circumstances.


“It’s been a lot of hard work. You have to prove yourself when you get those opportunities,” Young said.

Now 0-1 in the second half of ILH regular-season play, the Warriors need to win their final two games and hope for a tiebreaker scenario — while hoping that no team goes unbeaten.

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