Warriors seek to add kickers

by Stephen Tsai on February 16, 2017

The Warriors are hopeful of addressing the placekicker position during next week’s tryout for quarterbacks and kickers.

Alex Trifonovitch is the only kicker on the spring roster following walk-on Stephen Yaffe’s amicable departure. Yaffe said he left the team on good terms for non-football reasons. “I’m still rooting for their MWC Trophy next season” Yaffe said.

The Warriors have roster flexibility to add a kicker or two before training camp this summer. Two years ago, kickers Rigo Sanchez and Mauro Bondi joined shortly before the start of camp.

The Warriors’ spring training begins Monday at 10 a.m. The spring practices are open to the public.

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Quarterback Dru Brown

Quarterback Dru Brown

Dru Brown

Dru Brown

Dru Brown

Dru Brown

Quarterback Cole McDonald

Quarterback Cole McDonald

Cole McDonald and cornerback Mykal Tolliver

Cole McDonald and cornerback Mykal Tolliver

Quarterback Cole Brownholtz

Quarterback Cole Brownholtz

Slotback John Ursua and Cole Brownholtz

Slotback John Ursua and Cole Brownholtz

John Ursua

John Ursua

Defensive tackle Samiuela Akoteu

Defensive tackle Samiuela Akoteu

Linebacker Jeremiah Pritchard

Linebacker Jeremiah Pritchard

Cornerback Cameron Hayes

Cornerback Cameron Hayes

Safety Scheyenne Sanitoa and linebacker Max Broman

Safety Scheyenne Sanitoa and linebacker Max Broman

1 tom February 16, 2017 at 9:22 am

GOOD MORNING, HAWAII!

2 orioles4eva February 16, 2017 at 9:37 am

Hopefully we can find a capable replacement for Rigo.

3 Stephen Tsai February 16, 2017 at 9:44 am

orioles:
Rigo actually is two positions.

4 madeinhawaii February 16, 2017 at 11:22 am

Enjoyed the photos! Mahalo.

5 Boya_jr February 16, 2017 at 11:58 am

Go Warriors!

6 amela February 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Yaffe’s highlights shows that he can really pound the ball on kickoffs I hope the Warriors get a kicker that can do that.

7 bowwar February 16, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Rigo was rated high on the Kicking Camps website (Kohls?) when we got him out of JC. Many of the rated kickers are committed, but there are a few that are still out there. I think we actively need to look for both a punter and placekicker. Yes,
it would be nice to have a placekicker that is able to kick-it out of the endzone, which Rigo could do…We do have some potential punters on the roster from “down under” and Trifonovich. Too bad Yaffe is not available, but things happen…

8 July Jones February 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm

What happened to Vavae Tata at KAHUKU? Did he get another job? Get into it with KHS administration? ?????
Any sign of him coming to Manoa?

9 Ipu Man February 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm

“July” Jones… 🙂 🙂 🙂

10 seewhy February 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Stan Gaudion has been practicing punts almost everyday at Cook field with Mayur Chaudhari.

11 haka February 16, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Uh uh, no no, Tata.
#badfitibadfiti

12 AllG February 16, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Kahuku vs Iolani coming down to last shot. Not impressed with Ah Hoy as a athlete, not a big loss. Avea looks like a good athlete but very raw, may need to redshirt his first year at UH. Reminds me of a young Aaron Valdez and the redshirt year did him wonders.

13 AllG February 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm

OT, great game! Fotu in foul trouble all game.

14 clyde February 17, 2017 at 8:16 am

Daydreaming: DT Scott Pagano reportedly leaving Clemson as a graduate transfer to play his final season for a program on the West coast. Hmmm.

15 islandman February 17, 2017 at 8:48 am

8. Tata didn’t speak to his team during halftime and after the finals game, according to reports. If true, there’s one reason.

16 Stephen Tsai February 17, 2017 at 10:09 am

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