The close games … the overtime battle in San Jose … the “believe” mantra … for Warrior followers, it’s starting to have an ’06-’07 vibe.
Running back Dayton Furuta‘s gritty performance after not practicing the past week is a good story.
Ryan Meskell‘s redemption from two missed field goals and a hooked PAT to what proved to be the game-winning 3-pointer is a better story.
Asked what it was like to be a hero, Meskell said: “I’m not the hero. We’re all heroes. If it weren’t for the boys, I wouldn’t have gotten the chance to kick those last two (field goals in the fourth and and fifth overtime periods).”
Furuta said his father reminded him to view the larger picture.
“I don’t want to let our team down,” Furuta said following yesterday’s game. “I don’t want to let our fans down. It’s for the state of Hawaii. We traveled out here. We’re on a mission. … My dad said, it’s not about me anymore. He knows it’s something special out here.”