Led by lone senior holdover, Vikings eye BIIF title defense after beating Keaau

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hilo quarterback Kimo Ibanez Jr. runs the ball against Keaau Friday night during the Vikings' 45-6 victory.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Keaau wide receiver Damon Sharp carries the ball Friday against Hilo High.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Keaau quarterback Kaohu Kaluna tries to evade Hilo tacklers Friday night.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hilo wide receiver Koa Akui returns a punt Friday at Keaau.

KEAAU – As a handful of his Hilo High teammates packed their bags over the summer and left for Utah to ensure they wouldn’t lose a second consecutive high school football season, Tysen Kaniaupio chose legacy over certainty.