Edison, St. Margaret's start season in Hawaii
Our previews of Saturday's high school football games.
ST. MARGARET’S VS. HAWAII PREP
Outlook: This is the first game of the season for an Orange County team, and it’s the first time St. Margaret’s has played in Hawaii. Kickoff is at 9 a.m. at Hawaii Prep’s campus stadium in Kamuela, on Hawaii. The Tartans, who were 9-3 last season, arrived on the island of Hawaii on Tuesday. After this game, the Tartans take a bye week before playing host to Calvary Chapel on Sept. 2. They did not have a bye week last season. “Getting that bye week gives us the opportunity to get healthy again,” said Coach Stephen Barbee. “We’re a smaller program, so attrition can be a big thing for us.” St. Margaret’s players will perform community service during the trip at an Episcopalian church and a senior citizens center.
EDISON VS. BALDWIN (0-1)
Outlook: The Chargers open Coach Dave White’s 31st and final season with a game tonight on the island of Maui. The contest at War Memorial Stadium kicks off at 9 p.m. PDT. This is the 10th time White has taken Edison to play a game on the islands. He announced last spring that this season will be his last as Edison’s coach. The Chargers, who were 7-4 last season, arrived in Maui on Tuesday. “It’s a great bonding experience for the kids,” White said of the trip. “They spend time together 24-7. All the kids who’ve done this with us over the years always talk about what fun it was.” White said it has not all been fun. “We practiced pretty hard yesterday, probably harder than the kids had expected,” he said. Baldwin’s top player is junior quarterback Samiu Oto, who can run and pass effectively. Baldwin lost its season opener last week, 38-14, to Kamehameha of Honolulu.