Farrington High defensive lineman Foi Sila, who will join the Warriors as a walk-on this summer, is on an early track academically.
Because Sila already has accumulated enough credits for his high school diploma, he is taking classes at Windward Community College this semester. He will participate in Farrington’s commencement ceremony on May 26.
“I decided I should start early with my credits,” said Sila, whose long-term goal is to work in law enforcement.
Sila recently participated in HPD’s ride-along program.
Sila was born in American Samoa. He moved to Hawaii in 2007. He caught football fever at an early age.
“I’ve been watching (the Warriors’) games ever since I was little,” said Sila, who also has researched the program’s history. Jesse Sapolu, Taase Faumui and Lance Samuseva were among the Farrington alumni to star at UH.
“The names are so great to hear,” Sila said. “When I hear their names, I go back and watch their highlights. I really look up to Jesse Sapolu. He’s been where I’m at. I’m going where his footsteps are (at UH). I’m hoping to follow his footsteps and the path he set for public-school people. I’m hoping other people will follow his footsteps, too.”