Mililani’s Dillon Gabriel impresses in dominant season-opening win for No. 14 UCF


Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Mililani alum and UCF sophomore quarterback Dillon Gabriel threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-21 win for the No. 14 Knights at Georgia Tech on Saturday.

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It was the first game of the season for UCF. Gabriel, the 2018 Cover2 Tommy Kaulukukui Award winner, completed 27 of his 41 passes and threw one interception, but impressed viewers with his ability to throw the deep ball.

Kamehameha alum Lokahi Pauole got the start at right guard for the Knights. Meanwhile, Mililani alum McKenzie Milton remains on the roster but was not dressed to play. However, he did participate in the coin toss.

One week after upsetting Florida State on the road, Georgia Tech drops to 1-1. Next up for UCF is another road game, this time at East Carolina on Sept. 26. Kickoff is set for 6 a.m. HST. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.

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