Faumui was a youngster for the Rams before he transferred to the mainland.
Faumui had three sacks of Sabers quarterback Krenston Kaipoincluding a game-preserving safety early in the fourth quarter. Coach Darren Hernandezwhile seeing some good things in the opener, also said he sees a lot of room for improvement. The Hurricanes were held to 41 yards rushing, and quarterback Kaniala Kalaolain his first high school start, had a good start and a solid ending Kapolie some so-so moments mixed in during the second and third quarters.
He threw three touchdown passes, but he also had three interceptions. Kapolei brothers Titus Mokiao-Atimalala and Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala combined for 11 receptions for yards and three scores. Pokii Adkins-Kupakaa two interceptions and Jacob Covington 71 yards rushing were solid performers for the Sabers.
Teammate Vernon Etrata-Daite had five receptions for 42 yards, but he dropped what looked like a sure touchdown in the end zone as time ran out in the first half. Instead of tying it up, Hswaii was still down a TD going into the second half.
We really expected our kids to play better and come out with a victory, but you know, Kapolei came with a good football team.
They won the football game. We gave up big plays, but this is a preseason game. What we have to do is worry about next week.
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