The first meeting with prospective Pahoa High and Intermediate School football players occurred this afternoon in the gym. Pahoa is on board for the formation of an 8-man football game. First practice will be July 21. “This is exciting,” said Doug Noll, parent of 16-year-old Zachary, who plays baseball for Pahoa.
At this afternoon’s meeting, it was announced that acting Athletic Director Doc Hudson will be taking over as vice principal, and the new athletic director is Cal Ishihara, who has spent the last 24 years in physical education in Pahoa. The football coach is Chris Midal, who works at the school’s construction academy, and has worked with the Puna Panthers. Also, the assistant football coaches are Jay Adolpho, Hairama Hanohano, and Makai Kamakeeaina.
The next meeting with prospective students and parents is Monday, July 14 at 4 p.m. at the Pahoa High School gym. Any interested student should attend. — Tiffany Edwards Hunt