GPA Camp was fruitful for our Red Raiders
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
Kahuku wide receiver Kainoa Crismon, left, caught a pass ahead of Nanakuli safety Micah Manewa during the 7-on-7 skills clinic.
The GPA Camp last week was very beneficial for many of our Red Raiders at several different positions. Ethan Erickson probably had the best couple of days by winning the MVP award for punters and for tight ends as reported in this earlier post.
Another Red Raider turning in an MVP performance was Micah Soliai-Howlett who secured the hardware for offensive linemen. Fellow RR Marcus Lombard joined Micah as one of the top 5 performing offensive linemen @ the camp.
In an article on June 7th, Nick Abramo from the Honolulu Advertiser uses these words to describe Micah's performance:
Micah Soliai-Howlett headed the class of offensive linemen Wednesday. The junior-to-be will play for Kahuku as a transfer from Kamehameha.“
Back home. Laie,” he said.
Jesse Sapolu, the four-time Super Bowl winner as a center for the San Francisco 49ers, had some positive words about Soliai-Howlett.“
Consistent, consistent,” Sapolu said. “He plays a tough position and he went up against some good competition. He always picked the best guy on the other side to go up against and was consistent. I had to choose him (as the MVP), but the other guys did great, too.”
Kahuku junior Marcus Lombard, Pac-Five senior Leif Ericson Fautanu, McKinley senior Tamatoa Aga and Kaimuki senior Hunter Mulu were the other four most outstanding offensive linemen. . . .
But it was Soliai-Howlett who got the biggest O-line hardware.
“Oh yeah, I try to be consistent,” he said, referring to Sapolu’s assessment, “with school and on the field. I don’t like to miss training or workouts. I was mad that I couldn’t lift today because of the camp. But it was for a good reason and gotta get rest for the camp.”
Soliai-Howlett gave a shout out to a teammate on the other side of the trench.
“Kenai Liua, watch for that guy next season,” Soliai-Howlett said.
Here's some good video of Micah.
There were several other RR's who did well. And this camp will only make them better as individuals and us better as a team.
Can the season come any sooner? Please?