The University of Hawaii Football team had a practice and intra-squad scrimmage today at the Kamehameha Schools-Hawai’i's campus in Kea’au, Hawai’i.
Mayor Kenoi and UH Head Coach Greg McMackin
“We want to thank Mayor Kenoi and his administration, as well as Bob Wagner, who served as a UH coach for 20-plus years, and Kamehameha Schools for making this event a reality,” Jim Donovan, UH athletics director, said.
Jim Donovan addresses the crowd as Mayor Kenoi likes what he’s hearing
“We’ve always received a tremendous amount of support from the people of the Big Island and this event is meant to show an appreciation to them.
UH Quarterback Bryant Moniz stretches out
I was thankful that I showed up just in time for Mayor Kenoi to invite me on to the field with him where I was able to take all these great shots of the players up and close.
The practice had drills for both the offense
Quarterbacks working on timing patterns
Drills for the defense
Working on firing off the line when the ball is snapped
And even a bit of special teams.
Can’t leave out the Special Teams!
Hilo’s own Hogan Rosehill, who graduated from Kamehameha on the Big Island, had a lot of his family in attendance…
Hogan Rosehill family and fans
Despite Rosehill having some difficulties with his helmet…
Hogan Rosehill gives his helmet to the trainer for some adjustments
I’m sure he was happy to be back on his old High School turf Kamehameha Schools on the Big Island.
Rosehill waits patiently for his helmet
After the drills the teams broke off into green and white teams and participated in a full contact scrimmage!
Following the scrimmage, the players and the coaching staff were kind enough to sign autographs for the kids, unfortunately my son has a bit of a cold right now so I couldn’t bring him :(
I’m not sure what the official score ended up being or if they even kept score
It was a great day for those who came to KSBE on the Big Island and to paraphrase Mayor Kenoi, we don’t have any professional sports here in Hawaii so the UH Football team is as close as we get to it!
Former UH Wide Receiver and NFL Pro Ashlie Lelie was in attendance
Current Big Island natives on the spring roster include Levi Legay (Kealakehe HS), Jordan Loeffler (Hilo HS), Elmer Lim III (Kamuela, Hawai’i; Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama), Hogan Rosehill (Kamehameha Schools-Hawai’i) and Kana Silva (Kamehameha Schools-Hawai’i).
Feel free to click on the pictures below for larger images.
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