But on top of receiving the honor of being inducted and having their sporting legacies remembered for years to come, they also received a keynote speech from former Punahou graduate Manti Te’o, who was inducted into the Hall of Honor 10 years ago.
“I'm just excited to be back.” Schroeder said, “We have largely the same coaching staff so it's good to keep that cohesion -- I can speak for the entire coaching staff that we are really excited to get back out there Saturday night.”
Falatea didn’t hesitate once Princeton offered him an opportunity to continue his football career on the collegiate stage. But it wasn’t necessarily football that drew Falatea to Princeton; it was the opportunity to set himself up for life.
This morning’s National Letter of Intent Signing Day was a culmination of hard work for Makaula, who didn’t have a clue where or if he would be playing college football on a scholarship less than a month ago.
While predominantly a male-driven sport in Hawaii and throughout the country, high school football in the islands have begun to embrace the idea of having girls play on the same field as boys not to make headlines, but because they can play.
Instead of trying to convince people that they’re wrong about his skillset, Suliafu simply straps on his helmet, sticks his hand in the ground, bites down on his mouthpiece and showcases violence in the trenches.