Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Hilo High’s Layne Deperalta

  • Poi Dog Photography Hilo High's Layne Deperalta has been an impact player on defense this season.

The Hilo High senior defensive back was a survivor Saturday night, playing on an island in man-to-man coverage against one of Leilehua’s best receivers and thriving.

The Vikings committed five turnovers, but Deperalta came up with an interception in the end zone to help give the Mules the boot in a 19-9 victory that lifted Hilo to the HHSAA Division I championship game.

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5 questions

Favorite food: Korean chicken

Favorite movie: Lion King

Favorite thing about football: The bond that you create with your teammates

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Favorite athlete: Jamal Adams

Favorite place on the Big Island: Hapuna Beach

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