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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kahiapo paves way for 'Anuenue football team

A nice article on 'Anuenue School which is coached by former 'olelo Hawai'i teacher Kealoha Wengler at UH-Manoa.

By Stanley Lee
Advertiser Staff Writer

Despite its small roster size, the 'Anuenue football team is finding success behind its unique offense.Na Koa won its second game of the season on Friday, beating Pearl City, 27-13, in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association White game.

The team employs a double-tight end, double-wing offense that's run-oriented, rarely seen and seemingly appropriate for 'Anuenue's squad of just 17 players, nearly all of whom play offense and defense.

"We're finding success with it more than we (had) thought," 'Anuenue coach Kealoha Wengler said. "We're more comfortable with it. We'll keep doing this until we perfect it and run it really well."

With junior Kamea Kahiapo on the line protecting players like Ikaika Gante, Keli'ikoa Aki and Kanani Armitage, Na Koa (2-4, 1-4 OIA White) scored on its first two drives, then later led 20-6 at halftime. Gante, Aki and Armitage combined to rush 43 times for 229 yards.

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