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.