Kailua football using offseason to build on turnaround year

Kailua using offseason to build on turnaround year

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Last year the Kailua football team earned their most wins in the single season since 2003, marking the biggest turnaround in Surfrider history.
Now, the team is putting even more during the off season to build on the foundation they set last season.

"They want to be better than last year. Last year was 7-3, this yea try to shave one loss off. They've already bought into the system, and they already bought into what I preach to them and so they're trying to be better than the guys were last year. I think they'll give their left arm to be better than that team. We started off 0-7 and turned that around to 7-3. So, there's no telling what we can do in the upcoming years." said Surfriders head coach, Joe Wong.

Players like quarterback, Keoni Serikawa, have dedicated themselves to making sure the coming season is successful by returning to voluntary spring work outs as soon as winter sports ended.

"We've been, whatever numbers we have we just do our best to try and work all of our plays and whatever we can do. Work hard, listen to what our coaches tell us and basically give all of our effort." said Serikawa.

With off season work outs under way and the summer about to start, head coach, Joe Wong has a plan in place to ensure the Surfriders are ready when that first kick off finally rolls around.

"We're going to get as big as a bear, and as strong as a bear. Then when summer comes, we're going to start shredding you down, and then we'll be hopefully by then we'll be that lean mean fighting machine.... then, hopefully we'll be starting fast. That's what I preach, starting fast. That's my motto." said Wong