Special interests

by Stephen Tsai on July 11, 2017

The Warriors are trying to rebuild the triangle offense following the graduations of short-snapper Brodie Nakama, holder Ikaika Woolsey and kicker/punter Rigo Sanchez.

Noah Borden, who handled long-snapping duties last year, can be a full-service snapper. So, too, can Shawn McCarthy, who redshirted last year after transferring from Puget Sound. H-back Dayton Furuta and tight end Dakota Torres also are considerations as snappers.

Stan Gaudion, who is competing at punter, is regarded as a holder candidate. Alex Trifonovitch, who was recruited as a punter, has focused mostly on placekicking this offseason. Two other kickers are joining the Warriors in two weeks.

Shawn McCarthy and Noah Borden

Noah Borden snapping to Shawn McCarthy

Stan Gaudion

Holder Stan Gaudion and kicker Alex Trifonovitch

1 Willie July 11, 2017 at 2:23 pm

Special teams are especially important. Possibly 1st, 2nd or 3rd?

2 roygbivs July 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Every play counts.

Every point needed.

This group will win games.

3 ponojr July 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm

what is Trifonovich’s range on FGs?

4 ai-eee-soos July 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm

University of Hawai’i tight end Metuisela ‘Unga was named to the 2017 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List, given to the nation’s most outstanding tight end.

‘Unga is the Rainbow Warriors’ first candidate for the award, which began in 2000 and is named after NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey. The winner will be announced Dec. 6 and then presented live on Dec. 7 at The Home Depot College Awards Red Carpet Show.

5 Akamai Okole July 11, 2017 at 10:50 pm

Great Evening All!

Triangles?

Shahp, eh?

Das it

6 808WarriorFan July 12, 2017 at 12:21 am

THIS WAS SO COOL … tonight (Tues) I’m watching ESPN Sports Center from their LA Studio w/ Neil Everett and he’s wearing a Green “Hawaii Bowl” T-shirt … it was AWESOME … ALOHA NEIL AND GOD BLESS …

Like it said on the T-shirt … Live Aloha Play Warrior

7 DaveLetterMan July 12, 2017 at 6:26 am

Morning Tsaikos!
808, very cool. Neil always represents the islands. Here’s a link to the pic:
https://twitter.com/coachstutzmann/status/885043519483772928

8 Ohana Hawaii July 12, 2017 at 7:07 am

GOOD LUCK WARRIORS! Hey! Do whatever you can do for the team! . Like they say? Be a warrior and you will be a warrior for life. Now! All sports magazines and newswriters said that? Hawaii will finish 2nd in their conference division. What happen from last year? Because they made the biggest mistake!. So Warriors let’s prove them people out there that they are wrong again! And finishing the season in 1st place!. Because all the Ohana knows that you guys got it!

9 oldtimer808 July 12, 2017 at 7:34 am

Ohana Hawaii go back to school and learn grammar. It hurts to read your comments.

10 H-Man July 12, 2017 at 8:22 am

oldtimer808, your comment is totally out of line.

11 808WarriorFan July 12, 2017 at 8:43 am

#10 … “H-Man” … I totally agree … “oldtimer808” please refrain from personal attacks … this site if for RAINBOW WARRIOR FANS …

12 Stephen Tsai July 12, 2017 at 9:34 am

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