Leading the Waveriders: New players stepping up on the gridiron for Kealakehe

Quarterback Sheynen Nahale is Kealakehe’s only All-BIIF returnee from their 2019 team. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Runningback TJ Arakawa is one of a handful of Kealakehe players stepping into big roles in 2021. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Gasetoto Apisala (right) looks to be one of Kealakehe’s key players in the trenches this season. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Wyatt Nahale (right) is entering his second season as Kealakehe’s head coach. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

At first glance, the Kealakehe football team’s roster might look a little thin on experience.