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Farrington going for first OIA title since 1990

Vaughn Tomas Vaughn Tomas

By Brian Ojima - bio | email

KALIHI (KHNL) - The last time Farrington and Kahuku played for the OIA title was back in 1994, when the Red Raiders beat the Governors.

Both teams will meet again this Friday night and Farrington is focused on a different outcome this time around.

The two teams are no strangers to one another, playing about a month ago, when the Red Raiders beat the Governors, 13-to-6 for the East title.

This time around, the stakes are much higher with the OIA title on the line.

"This time we'll be prepared, more prepared than last time" says Farrington Defensive Back, Vaughn Tomas.

"We just gotta stop their running game cause Kahuku is known for their running game" says Govs Free Safety, James Smith.

Many of the players on Farrington's current team weren't even born the last time the Governors won an OIA title, that was 18 years ago. That's why Head Coach Randall Okimoto knows this is an opportunity, they can't let slip away.

"Oh we really want it. These guys have been providing good senior leadership for us and I hope they keep it up, it'd be nice to have them go out on a high note".

"It would mean a lot because I've been in this program for 4 years and this is my senior year. This is where it happened its my last year playing with all my boys, so I gotta go out there and give it all" says Smith.

Game time is set for 7:30pm at Aloha Stadium.

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