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Fans Still Think Warriors are Winners

Carl Noa Carl Noa
Mayleen Young Mayleen Young
Richelle Kane Richelle Kane
Wendy Young Wendy Young

By Marvin Buenconsejo

KAHALA (KHNL) -- As we all know, Hawaii, is coming-off a disappointing performance at Tuesday night's Sugar Bowl  in New Orleans.

But fans didn't care because, as they say, these are "their" Warriors.

The football season is officially done for the Warriors here in Manoa. But that doesn't matter to their fans.

To a person, folks in Thursday night's crowd said these Warriors have given them enough awesome memories to last a lifetime!

"Rock star status." That's the only way to put it.

Fans, snuggling up to C.J. Hawthorne and Carl Noa. With flashes going off, this is big time!

''We support UH 150 percent," says Mayleen Young, Nuuanu resident.

''There's so much love," says Carl Noa, Warrior defensive back.

After being overpowered by the 5th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs -- by a score of 41 to 10 -- yes, the Warriors fell short in their quest for a BCS Bowl game championship.

But supporters wore their true emotions on their sleeves.

Well at least on their chests, and some on their lapels.

''I still believe," says Richelle Kane, Makiki resident.

''The people of Hawaii are amazing," C.J. Hawthorne, Warrior receiver.

''Even if we lost the Sugar Bowl, we'll always support UH. They made Hawaii proud," says Wendy Young, Hawaii Kai resident.

A portion of Thursday night's proceeds go to support the Na Koa Football Booster Club.

One more thing -- the big question. Where was Colt Brennan?

Here you go fans -- he'll be signing autographs on Sunday at Kahala Mall, starting at noon.

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