Konawaena welcomed home after defeating Waipahu for Div. I football title

  • The Konawaena Wildcats Division 1 State Football Champions are greeted with a water lei Sunday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Konawaena Wildcats bring home the State Chamionship trophy Sunday at Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Ohana and supporters of the state champion Konawaena Wildcats greet the winning team Sunday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminskli/West Hawaii Today)

  • Konawaena Wildcats display their trophy for division 1 state champions Sunday morning at Old Kona Airport Park. (Laura Ruminski/WEST HAWAII TODAY)

  • Konawaena Football coach Brad Uemoto and his son Trez with the state championship Division 1 trophy at Kona International Airport Sunday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Konawaena Wildcats on a convoy down Alii Drive display their State Championship trophy Sunday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

The Konawaena Wildcats received a grand homecoming Sunday just hours after the undefeated BIIF champs shut down the Waipahu Marauders to bring home the school’s first state football title.