As the Kahuku Red Raiders break in new head coach Sterling Carvalho, the team is also facing another challenge: finding a new starting quarterback.
Junior-to-be, two-year starter Sol-Jay Maiava announced that he is leaving the school to attend St. John’s College High School in Washington D.C. next season.
Maiava, who holds scholarship offers from Michigan, Oregon, Fresno State, Hawaii, Utah, and Virginia, cited working with a trio of quarterback coaches for the Cadets as a reason for the move.
“I believe that they will help me be prepared for the next level in the classroom and on the field,” he posted on Twitter. “I still have a lot to learn as a quarterback and feel I haven’t scratched the surface of my potential.”
Maiava threw for 1,541 and 15 touchdowns with five interceptions in his sophomore year with the OIA champion and state runner-up Red Raiders.