Friday's Division II state championship game will feature the best of the best, but on opposite sides of the ball. Both Radford and Kapaa head into the title game undefeated and looking to remain that way.
"Radford is a great team," Kapaa head coach Phillip Rapozo said. "I think this will probably be our defense's biggest challenge."
The Rams are saying the same thing.
"We definitely have our work cut out for us on offense," Radford head coach Fred Salanoa said. "We are fortunate to have had a good game against Konawaena going into this state championship game."
The Rams got a career offensive performance from quarterback Quintin Iriate that helped them get the edge over Konawaena last weekend and stamp their ticket to the title game.
"During this postseason I felt like I had to step up as the QB for the Rams and our offense," Iriate said. "We all get the job done and I just need to fit that one puzzle piece to start getting us going in the game."
"our offensive group was definitely on track that night they were doing a good job. Q had a phenomenal game for us at quarterback so I don't have any doubt in our players that they are going to bring it this game it's the last game of the season and it's an all or nothing kind of deal."
For Kapaa it's been all about the defense. The Warriors have yet to give up an offensive touchdown all season, but they know they face an opponent unlike anything they've seen before in Radford.
"That's why we're both here," said Rapozo. "I think we just got to take care of what Kapaa does and we'll be alright."
Kickoff is set for 4:30 Friday night at Aloha Stadium.
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