Hilo heads to Kona for rematch

  • Konawaena’s Abraham Ogata warms up prior to the Wildcats’ game against Waiakea on Friday, September 30. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today, file)

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hilo wide receiver Kayden Silva returns a punt during a game against Konawaena at Wong Stadium on Friday, Sept. 2. The two teams will square off again today in Kona.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Konawaena wide receiver Jacob Ah Mook Sang catches the ball during a game against Hilo at Wong Stadium on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Konawaena wide receiver Jacob Ah Mook Sang looks to run the ball for a touchdown against Hilo at Wong Stadium on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.

With the backdrop of a 51-6 walkover victory the first times the teams met, you might expect Konawaena coach Brad Uemoto would be counting down the minutes for a rematch against Hilo High School, but then you might not know how Uemoto works.