Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: HPA’s Justin Lina

  • TIM WRIGHT/Tribune-Herald Hawaii Prep's Justin Lina spent most of the first half last week crossing the goal line against Pahoa at Keaau High.

Justin Lina • football

If there were any doubts about how Hawaii Prep would fare in its opener against a team transitioning to 11-man, Lina and Ka Makani ended them emphatically.


When Lina returned an interception for a touchdown in the first quarter, HPA’s seniors were well on their way to their second career BIIF victory.

Lina played in all three facets and scored four touchdowns, two in the first four minutes, as HPA beat Pahoa 51-14.

5 questions

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite movie: Chasing Mavericks

Favorite athlete: Denzel Ward


Favorite thing about football: Being on the field having fun with the boys

Favorite spot on the Big Island: Honoli’i

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