Konawaena • Utah • Ohio: Higgins turns mainland move into next-level opportunity

  • COURTESY photo Big Islander Garrison Higgins played his senior year at Westlake High in Utah’s 6A Division, leading the Thunder to a 4-8 record. The Konawaena alum received an academic and merit scholarship at Ohio Northern.

  • Big Islander Garrison Higgins played his senior year at Westlake High in Utah’s 6A Division, leading the Thunder to a 4-8 record. The Konawaena alum received an academic and merit scholarship at Ohio Northern. (COURTESY photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

When Garrison Higgins took a recruiting trip to Ohio Northern, the former Konawaena quarterback quickly discovered why the Division III football team’s nickname is the Polar Bears.