Rainbow Warriors play through tragedy, end season with victory
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Playing with heavy hearts after learning of the unexpected death of teammate Willis Wilson, the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors defeated the Army Black Knights, 49-42, Saturday to end 2013 with the season's lone victory.
With the win, Hawaii ends the year 1-11 and snaps the second-longest losing streak (11 games) in school history. The Bows racked up 608 yards of total offense behind Sean Schroeder's 322 passing yards and three touchdowns. Joey Iosefa and Steven Lakalaka combined for 258 rushing yards and two scores as they became Hawaii's first pair of 100-yard rushers since 2009.
Hawaii led 28-7 at halftime, but Army quarterback AJ Schurr rushed for three touchdowns out of the break to tie the game late in the third quarter.
The Bows scored on their next two possessions and sealed the win after a Black Knights last-second pass was batted down by senior John Hardy-Tuliau.
With the season-ending win, Hawaii says farewell to the team's 20 seniors.