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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Na Koa Bowl, Special Teams, Sean Shigematsu


Tomorrow is the Na Koa Bowl, which is being held at the Stan Sheriff Center starting at 5pm. If you can't be there it'll be on KFVE and streaming on NaKoa.org. Be there!
Over 75 former players will be participating in the event and will be available for autographs, photos and talking story. Entertainers include Kapono, Afatia Thompson, Imua, Kauakahi, Del Beazley, UH Band, Cheerleaders and Dancer, Kahea, and Hyper Squad.
Stephen Tsai writes that the placekicking and longsnapping jobs are still up for grabs.
McMackin said Dick Tomey, who coordinates the special teams, will select the No. 1 place-kicker this week.

McMackin said choosing the long-snapper will be a "game-day decision."
In Part 4 of The Garden Island's "Kaua‘i Guys" series, Tyson Alger profiles freshman starting right tackle Sean Shigematsu.
Shigematsu was always big, but now he’s huge. Heading into camp this season, the Kaua‘i native has added about 60 pounds since his senior year of high school. The scary thing for opponents is that even at 305 pounds, Shigematsu still has the athleticism that appealed to McMackin 60 pounds ago.

“The weight has definitely been a big jump,” Shigematsu said. “I’m not really sure how I’ve gained all that weight, but it feels right. I’ve grown into it. It doesn’t feel like I’m sloppy. I can still move.”
Ryan Thorburn of The Daily Camera has a prediction for this Saturday's season opener.
Tyler Hansen completes 16 of 20 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown to tight end Ryan Deehan, and Rodney Stewart rushes for 193 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Buffs to a 31-30 victory over the Warriors. Parker Orms intercepts a Bryant Moniz pass in the final minute to deliver a Gatorade bath and a victory for Embree in his CU head coaching debut.
And Island Sports Media has a bunch of pictures from fall camp.

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