Warrior Beat: Padello earns scholarship

K.K. Padello (left) unveiled the news that his younger brother, Kaimana Padello, was awarded a football scholarship/Photo by Stephen Tsai

During a team meeting yesterday, K.K. Padello gave a slide-show presentation on his work on the Big Island as a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard.

A picture appeared of his brother, defensive end Kaimana Padello, followed by joyful applause and cheering.

And that’s when Kaimana Padello learned he had earned a football scholarship.

“It’s a blessing,” Kaimana said.

It also was a proud moment for his older brother, who had to keep the news a secret for about a week.

Kaimana has been practicing as the No. 1 rush end the past week.

Slotback Tristin Kamaka, running back Elijah Dale and receiver Jason-Matthew Sharsh also received scholarships.


  1. Petey808 August 16, 2018 11:21 am


  2. Duster August 16, 2018 11:21 am

    Well deserved!

  3. iGrokSpock August 16, 2018 11:23 am

    Good things happen when you work hard on and off the field.

  4. Da Punchbowl Kid August 16, 2018 11:58 am

    Sweet. The Padellos are a couple of pitbulls!


  5. ai-eee-soos August 16, 2018 12:41 pm

    Sports Breaking| Top News
    University of Hawaii to play UCLA in football in 3-game series
    By Stephen Tsai
    August 16, 2018
    Updated August 16, 2018 12:18pm

    The University of Hawaii and UCLA football teams have reached agreement to play each other in a three-game series beginning in 2020, the schools announced today.

    The Rainbow Warriors and Bruins will meet at Aloha Stadium on Sept. 5, 2020.

    The next two meetings will be at the Rose Bowl — on Aug. 28, 2021, and Sept 18, 2027.

    The teams met last year in Pasadena, Calif.

    The addition of UCLA means the Warriors will play three Pac-12 schools in in 2020. They also are scheduled to play Arizona and Oregon.

    In 2021, the Warriors will play seven of their 13 regular-season games on the road. They are scheduled to play UCLA, Oregon State, New Mexico State and four Mountain West Conference teams on the mainland.

  6. gigi-hawaii August 16, 2018 1:29 pm

    Congrats to Kaimana.
    Challenging football schedule in the near future.

  7. wafan August 16, 2018 2:11 pm

    OK K.K.!

  8. wafan August 16, 2018 2:12 pm

    Mr. Tsai, comments are open in your previous post.

  9. wafan August 16, 2018 2:13 pm

    Hi, GG! Glad to see you are back. Sorry to learn of the passing of your mom a couple of years ago.

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid August 16, 2018 4:01 pm

    “Slotback Tristin Kamaka, running back Elijah Dale and receiver Jason-Matthew Sharsh also received scholarships.”

    Congrats to all, you’ve earned it!

  11. seewhy August 16, 2018 4:32 pm

    Congratulations, Kaimana!

  12. Akamai Okole August 16, 2018 6:45 pm

    Great Evening All!

    Congratulations to all the newly scholarship’d Warriors!

  13. Akamai Okole August 16, 2018 6:48 pm

    On this night 59 years ago, who knew this would be my last night of life in a US territory?

    Not me! I was o-nee 1 yeahs ole…


  14. Akamai Okole August 16, 2018 6:52 pm

    You Think?


    RIP Queen of Soul

  15. KPAC Anake August 16, 2018 7:44 pm

    Congratulations Mana! Mahalo Ke Akua for this wonderful blessing.

  16. Inyoface August 17, 2018 6:20 am

    Cole should start, have the freshman get mental reps before throwing them out there.

  17. Inyoface August 17, 2018 7:17 am

    If Cole starts out 0-2, which I don’t think would happen, we have to see the other’s QB’s play.

  18. Inyoface August 17, 2018 7:18 am

    Or maybe put them in if Cole is struggling in the first few games after the half.

  19. A-House August 17, 2018 8:26 am

    with Cole the only “experienced”, and very limited at that in a difference offense, it would bode well for the next 2 QBs to be ready to step in

    and #4 should also keep his head in the game as we never know what will happen to the first QBs — 2 or 3 or 4 plays and the 1st 3 may be out of the game.

    be ready!!!

  20. suckkabooya August 17, 2018 8:48 am

    Stutzman told Bobby Curran in yesterday’s interview that Cole has thrown a lot during the summer. He is first on the field and last off. Same in the film room. He also said his running ability is quite an asset so there is a lot to consider. I think it’s the competition that is “forcing” each other to improve. Very good. Good for everybody, even us the fans. Terrific.

  21. burro sabio August 17, 2018 9:33 am

    I’m anxious to hear who is added to the roster on the first day of school (Monday).

  22. Warbow August 17, 2018 3:10 pm

    I think Rolo needs to pick a freshman QB and ride him the next 4 years. Sort of what they are doing with Milton. Even Milton went thru some growing pains but it paying off now.

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