Coming off a state title winning season for the St. Louis Crusaders, all eyes are on future Rainbow Warrior quarterback Chevan Cordeiro at this week’s Polynesian Bowl practices.
Through three practices, Cordeiro has held his own against some of the country’s top Polynesian high school football players during seven-on-seven drills, despite playing with players from different schools and states.
“I’m adjusting well,” Cordeiro said after Thursday’s practice. “Just working on the little things and just getting closer to the wide receivers so that we’re on the right page.”
Always a big critic of his own play, Cordeiro said that this past week of practice has been a mixed bag, although he is confident in his ability to throw the ball with anyone playing at this Saturday’s Polynesian Bowl.
“I think I'm doing pretty good, I think I can do a lot better; it’s not my best. I just got to watch film and study,” he said.
Cordeiro isn’t taking this bowl game any less seriously than he did while playing for the Crusaders. He said that he tries to pick his coach’s (Dick Vermeil) brain and look for things to improve on in between repetitions.
“His speeches, they’re really motivational and its true,” Cordeiro said of coach Vermeil. “With all the coaches helping out, their real good coaches, and it’s just getting me get a lot better.”
Cordeiro will look to guide Team Mauka to victory on Saturday during the 2018 Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:15 p.m. HT.
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