To be sure, UH says farewell to its senior student-athletes like no other school. Lei, family and friends, game-winning touchdown …
With the Warriors ending their season on the road this weekend, tomorrow’s final Manoa practice is essentially the season-ender for the more than 35 scout players.
The redshirts and developing players who form the scout teams attend the same number of meetings and run the same number of gassers as the depth-chart players, but they don’t get the payoff of playing on Saturdays. Sometimes there are cross-overs. Quarterback Beau Reilly, running back Pereese Joas, offensive lineman RJ Hollis, to name a few, moved from the scout team to the other side. But mostly they contribute in simulating the upcoming opponent’s schemes in practices. The winning touchdown the other night doesn’t happen without scout defenses running line stunts and press coverages all week in practice.
There won’t be any lei or family and friends or a game-winning TD tomorrow. But the Unknown Warriors should be applauded for their contributions this season.