Aloha Nā Koa members,
We hope you are well as we continue to navigate these challenging times.
Your Warriors had a great season opening game against the Fresno State Bulldogs on the 24th of October and came away with a win; unfortunately, we fell short in our battle against Wyoming. We learned a lot about the resilience and strength of our team in the days spent on the Mainland and after experiencing our first loss. We were challenged by the weather (some players even seeing snow for the first time!), studying on the road (education is one of our top priorities) and being away from home but know that these are not excuses, only tests that will make us a better, stronger, more tightly bonded team.
As many of you probably saw on tv or social media, the team celebrated the win against Fresno as Chevan smashed the rock with the Bulldog name. We also bring with us a stone that represents our past and the program; every grain of sand in the rock represents the former players and history of the program and helps our team to remember those that helped pave the way to where they are today. These are two traditions that I started as a young coach at Allen High School and have brought with me to each school I’ve coached at.
We are looking forward to returning home and defending Aloha Stadium. Unfortunately, you, our fans and most loyal supporters, won’t be able see us play in person, but we feel your support and appreciate it very much.
On behalf of Warrior Football, we thank all the veterans for their service to our country (November 11 is Veteran’s Day) and wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Mahalo for your continued support of Nā Koa and Warrior Football!
Win Every Day!