West-side football: Schools get second shot at opponents in midseason matchups

Konawaena wide receiver Zedekiah Anahu-Ambrosio runs to score a touchdown against Waiakea on Sept. 2 on the road. The Wildcats will face the Warriors once again on Friday at Julian R. Yates Field. (KELSEY WALLING/HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD)

Kealakehe running back Kainalu Willis runs for a gain against Kea‘au on Aug. 19 at Waverider Stadium. The Waveriders will get a second shot against the Cougars this weekend. (CONOR LANGS/WEST HAWAII TODAY)

Kohala receiver Jordan Manatan makes a move on KSH defender Nainoa Tanaka on Aug. 18 on the road. The Cowboys will try to redeem themselves against the Warriors this week. (CONNOR WHITT/HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD)

HPA quarterback Hayden Kalama prepares for the snap against Honoka‘a in Week 1 on the road. Ka Makani will play the Dragons once again on Saturday at home. (CONOR LANGS/WEST HAWAII TODAY)

Four west-side schools — Konawaena, Kealakehe, Kohala and Hawaii Prep — will compete in Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF) football action across the island this weekend. Each matchup will be the second time teams have played each other in 2023.