It was a difficult 13-month period for the football player who wore jersey No. 13.
Kamehameha’s Kaulana Apelu was set to be the starting running back in 2013 after averaging 6.4 yards per carry as a sophomore. But he suffered a season-ending ACL injury in the 2013 opener.
A few months later, his father died.
After making a full recovery, Apelu suffered another season-ending ACL injury in the 2014 opener against Del Oro. He had rushed 10 times for 79 yards when he was hurt.
But Apelu continued to fight the good fight, and he has an invitation to join the Warriors as a preferred walk-on this coming season.