Tonight, we take the Cover2 time machine back 10 years where ‘Iolani’s Kela Marciel did whatever it took to keep the Koa Trophy on Kamoku Street.
As a junior, No. 10 was the quarterback for a DII championship Raider team, passing for over 2,500 yards and 22 touchdowns.
But as a senior, his athleticism was needed in the open-field and as a result, he recorded 12 interceptions as a defensive-back and was Jarrett Arakawa’s go-to-guy at receiver en-route to a second-straight state-crown.
Following his highly acclaimed prep-career, he played defensive back and receiver at Weber State earning multiple Big-Sky-Conference All-Academic Honors.
Today, the happily married father of two is a metals inspector at Pearl Harbor and serves as cornerbacks coach at his alma-mater.
Tonight, we send some Aloha to Kela Marciel of the ‘Iolani Raiders.