Celebrating Seniors and Farmer Pride
By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter
Last Saturday, Farmer fans and family parked their cars overlooking the football field at Molokai High School to cheer on Molokai High’s football and cheerleading seniors who have worked their way to the senior game.
According to Head Football Coach Mike Kahale, in his senior celebration introduction, this year is Farmer Football’s largest group of seniors. These 18 student-athletes took the field for their last home game, challenging against Seabury Spartans in a game that closed with a landslide Molokai win of 57-7.
Senior Dion Augustiro started the game off strong in the first quarter with a 27 yard touchdown and then a 86 yard touchdown in the third quarter. Other seniors Kiliakila Orlando with a seven yard touchdown and Ekolu Horner with a 43 yard fumble recovery touchdown. Each senior created motion towards victory in their last game.
Underclassmen talent shone in the game, too. Sophomore Kahakoi Lopez made a 42 yard reception and a 36 yard reception touchdown. A five-yard reception touchdown was made by freshman Kinohi Kaupu. An incredible play by sophomore Talen Tamanaha with a 97 yard interception return touchdown brought the Farmers to their final score.
The Cheer Squad put on a halftime show highlighting their five seniors. Dancing to “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, the girls executed with style and rhythm. From first quarter to fourth, their cheers could be heard throughout the field filling the game with spirit and support for the Farmers.
Concluding the game the senior celebration was held. Each senior was called on and honored by their coaches for their dedication and hard work in football and cheerleading.
The Farmers remain undefeated and although they have completed all home games so far, away games are still planned. Next game for the Farmers will be held in Hana on Oct. 15.