Hot out the gate: Konawaena ready for challenge of facing Kahuku

Konawaena head coach Brad Uemoto talks to his coaches during an HHSAA Division II state semifinal game against Waipahu last year. Konawaena will play Kahuku today on Oahu. (Rick Winters/West Hawaii Today)

There’s no easing into the season for Konawaena — no gimmes or minnows to munch on for the BIIF Division II powerhouse’s 2018 debut.