There’s high hopes for the new Rainbow Warriors football season

There’s high hopes for the new Rainbow Warriors football season


WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH A HUGE SPORTS DAY FOR HAWAI’I…WE’LL GET TO THE MAUI LITTLE LEAGUERS BIT…BUT FIRST THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GOT THEIR TENTS, BARBEQUES AND COOLERS READY.. FOR THE FIRST UNIVERSITY OF HAWIA’I FOOTBALL GAME OF THE SEASON….HOSTING ARIZONA… KIMBERLEE SPEAKMAN REPORTS FROM OUTSIDE OF ALOHA STADIUM. KIMBERLEE SPEAKMAN: “I’M HERE OUTSIDE THE ALOHA STADIUM FOR THE UH RAINBOW WARRIOIRS FIRST BEHIND ME THE TAILGATING IS IN FULL SWING. WE’VE GOT PEOPLE BARBECUEING, WE’VE GOT PEOPLE PLAYING GAMES AND JUST HANGING OUT WITH EACH OTHER BEFORE THE VERY FIRST GAME. NOW I SPOKE TO SOME FANS AND THEY TELL ME THAT THEY’RE VERY EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THE BOWS HAVE THIS SEASON CONSIDERING WHAT THEY DID LAST SEASON.” BOWS CHEER DAVID PERRY, UH FAN: “PREDICTION IS I’M HOPING WE DO GOOD, BETTER THAN LAST YEAR, BOW ELIGIBLE AUTOMATIC.” MANY CAME EARLY TO SET UP TENTS AND PICK OUT THE BEST SPOTS SO THAT THEY COULD PARTY AND EAT AND BE ABLE TO WALK STRAIGHT TO THE STADIUM TO SEE THEIR TEAM. EXCITEMENT FOR THE NEW PLAYERS ON THE TEAM. DAVID PERRY: “THERE’S GOING TO BE IMPROVEMENTS. I MEAN WE LOST SOME KEY PLAYERS BUT THE YOUNG GUYS GOT TO STEP UP SIMPLE AS THAT.” THERE’S ALSO EXCITEMENT OF SEEING FAMILIAR FACES. JULIE DEGUAIR, UH FAN: “WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO MCDONALD HAVING A BREAK-OUT YEAR, FURUTA I THINK IS GOING TO BE ON POINT.” I CAUGHT UP WITH THE PARENTS OF THOSE TWO PLAYERS WHO ADMIT THEY’RE A LITTLE NERVOUS, BUT KNOW ALL THE HARD WORK WILL PAY OFF. JOHN MCDONALD, UH RAINBOW WARRIOR PARENT: “I THINK HAWAII’S READY FOR THEM, THE BOYS ARE READY FOR THEM. ALL THE STARTERS ARE COMING BACK AND IT’S GOING TO BE A GOOD SEASON.” JOHN MCDONALD: “WE’RE EXCITED THERE AND PLAY AND I THINK THEY READY TO GO.” TAYNE FURUTA SAYS THESE GAMES ARE WHAT HIS SON HAS BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE HE STARTED PLAYING FOOTBALL AT 5- YEARS-OLD. TAYNE FURUTA. UH RAINBOW WARRIOR PARENT: “THIS WAS HIS DREAM TO PLAY FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII AND HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND WE’RE JUST FORTUNATE THAT HE GETS TO DO IT.” THIS ISN’T ONLY A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR THE TEAM, BUT FOR THE FANS AS WELL. DAVID PERRY: “THIS IS JUST TRADITION I MEAN, FROM WHEN I WAS SMALL AND NOW MY ON, WHERE’S MY SON, HE’S THERE SITTING DOWN, HE’S SMALL, WE GOTTA KEEP IT GOING. THAT’S THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT, IS TO KEEP IT GOING.” KIMBERLEE SPEAKMAN, KHON2 NEWS. SAM:

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