Competition brings out the best in competitors, and that’s been the case with Konawaena, which often finds itself playing musical chairs on the diamond with Hawaii Prep.
This honor could have gone to midfield maestro Tyler Waltjen, defensive backbone Justin Kenoi or HHSAA D-II Most Outstanding Player Jonathan DeMotta, but the pick is Kamehameha’s senior goalkeeper, both for his selflessness and stellar play.
KEALAKEKUA — The setting seemed all too appropriate for Konawaena’s core four.
In the beginning, becoming the “Iron Man,” was more about bragging rights than anything else.
You could argue that two upsets are a fluke, but three?
Today, we start by assuming the role of the good person in the room. We are the one who understands none of us is perfect, we all are prone to mistakes, despite our best intentions.
Kamehameha’s Jonathan DeMotta said he felt butterflies, but they hardly showed.