With football practice set to start, four BIIF teams look forward to statewide showcase

Hilo and Konawaena begin the BIIF season Saturday, Aug. 28, as part of a doubleheader at Kamehameha's Paiea Stadium that will be broadcast on Spectrum 16. (Hawaii Tribune-Herald/File Photo)

The Hilo High and Konawaena High football teams usually have to wait until the end of the year to play in front of a statewide television audience on OC16, but showtime is coming early this season.