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Kapolei Looks To Continue Improbable Run

Kalae Parish Kalae Parish
Darren Hernandez Darren Hernandez

By: Jason Tang

(KHNL) - Nobody thought they could do it. Nobody but themselves that is. And that belief catapulted Kapolei past Kahuku and into the semifinals of the OIA Red football tournament.

"I don't believe in going in their thinking your going to lose or thinking your going to give it all you got, we honestly thought we had a chance against them, we knew what we needed to do we had our game plan set and it was just really believing in each other," said Kalae Parish.

"You know it was a great feather in the cap of our young boys and our young men, and for them to pull off an upset off that magnitude was fulfilling for everyone involved in Kapolei football," added head coach Darren Hernandez.

Now, six days later, the Hurricanes haven't forgotten their big win, but they know another giant task lies ahead.

"We got Waianae, Saturday, 4 o'clock, in the semifinals, we had a loss against them on our last regular season game at Waianae, so hopefully we can come in there and deliver the hit," said Parish.

And what a hit it would be, as either Kahuku or Waianae have taken home the last 15 of 16 OIA championships. But the Hurricanes don't care about the numbers.

"It's really how hard we work, if we put the work in practice and stick together, stand as a team and believe in each other, we can go as far as we put ourselves."

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