Kapaa Wins 2011 KIF Football Championship Posted November 21, 2011 by cesaki


The Kapaa High Warriors won the 2011 KIF Football title in a close championship game before a packed Vidinha Stadium on November 7, 2011.  Under the coaching of Kelii Morgado, the Warriors were able to beat a strong Waimea team that had beaten them once early in the season.  Kapaa kicked a 27 yard field goal with 9 seconds in the game to break a 14-14 tie and lift the Warriors to their first KIF title in 22 years.  Final score;  Kapaa 17  Waimea 14

The Warriors continued their incredible season 5 days later at Vidinha Stadium with a 7-0 victory over Pearl City in the quarterfinal game of the State Tournament.   In a defensive battle,  Kapaa was able to shut down a team that averaged 31 points per game during the regular season.

The win over Pearl City put Kapaa in the Semifinal game against #1 ranked 4-time defending Champions Iolani.  Although the Warriors were ahead 13-3 at the half,  they fell short and lost 17-13.  A huge crowd at the Iolani field gave the Kapaa Warriors a standing ovation for their valiant effort.

Congratulations to the Warrior Football team, the coaches, the parents and the supporters for a successful season!

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