Day 5 practice … remembering Manny Relator

Nick Rolovich, with Ikem Okeke riding shotgun, drives a mean golf cart. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

There were mixed results for the Warriors’ fifth practice of training camp.

Quarterbacks Jeremy Moussa, Chevan Cordeiro, Cole McDonald and Kolney Cassel took turns in situational and scrimmage-like sessions.

Moussa, a freshman, directed the only scoring drive. He completed a 56-yard pass to JoJo Ward to set up a 17-yard TD strike to a leaping Devan Stubblefield.

“In the huddle, they were expecting the ball coming my way,” Ward recalled. “We had a connection coming my way.”

In the past couple practices, Ward and Stubblefield have been the wideouts with the opening unit. Both used to split reps on the right side. But Stubblefield has now been taking reps on the left side.

“Coach is telling us to learn the entire offense,” Stubblefield said. “When you learn the entire offense, you’re more versatile. The more you learn the offense, the more you can help the other receivers get open.”

McDonald had struggled early under heavy pressure, but he made the best throw of the day, a 17-yarder to slotback Tristin Kamaka on a crossing pattern on third-and-3.

Cordeiro was 9-for-12.

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Manny Relator‘s life will be celebrated on Aug. 7 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City.

Viewing begins at 9 a.m., with the service at 11 a.m.

Relator was a member of the UH’s inaugural men’s volleyball team in 1958.

Before that, the Kahuku High graduate served four years with the U.S. Marines. He then attended UH, where he played setter.

For four decades, he was designer/draftsman. He also coached volleyball, including stints with Maryknoll, Campbell and Leilehua.

In 2013, he received UH’s Pae Makaukau Alumni recognition award.

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UH baseball is getting a good one with the hiring of Mike Brown as assistant coach. Brown comes from Mississippi State, a traditional power that reached semifinals of the 2018 College World Series.


  1. kalua pig August 1, 2018 4:05 pm

    you already know cuz.

  2. Blu808 August 1, 2018 4:28 pm

    ST: Was there any setback with Ursua that you know or have heard about? Didn’t see him at practice today. The receiving unit looks banged up.

  3. Inyoface August 1, 2018 6:26 pm

    Glad we finally got some depth on the D-line. Seems like years were low even when running a 3-4.

  4. islandman August 1, 2018 6:42 pm

    Stephen has to cover football, basketball, baseball. What’s next ?

  5. PONO August 1, 2018 7:12 pm

    I think Moussa might be the dark horse. He’s got the arm to make all the throws and has more experience than Cordeiro by getting here in spring. May the best man win.

  6. jm2375 August 1, 2018 7:25 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Condolences to Sophia Relator and family. Manny was an avid MVB fan and booster club member. They were season ticket holders for many years and came to many booster club functions. The coaching staff made certain the boys knew who he was and his significance to the program.
    I will miss him.


  7. H-Man August 1, 2018 10:28 pm

    The picture is getting a little clearer on offense, but not so on defense. Three more open practices. I’ll try to make one.

  8. MokuT August 1, 2018 10:29 pm

    What where the causes of Cordeiro’s 3 incompletions? How did he do with heavy pressure?

  9. Stephen Tsai August 1, 2018 10:36 pm

    I saw him at practice

  10. Rabbit ears August 2, 2018 3:58 am

    Knew Manny through work. He was such a nice and humble person. Never knew about his sports background until reading about him later in life.

  11. Stephen Tsai August 2, 2018 8:27 am

    New post:

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