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Kapaʻa football coach shares his team's journey to championship victory

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The Kapaʻa football team after winning the Division II state championship game on Dec. 30, 2021.

The Kapaʻa High School football team brought home Kauaʻi’s first state football championship last week when it defeated Kamehameha-Maui 61-7.

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Kapaʻa head football coach Mike Tresler.

Kapaʻa has played in four of the last five Division II championship games without a win. But then on Dec. 30, 2021 — victory. To learn more about the team’s journey to the top, The Conversation sat down with head coach Mike Tresler.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Jan. 7, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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