The defense dominated as Hawaii scrimmaged today t the grass practice field. Starting quarterback Greg Alexander sat out as UH looks to make a decision on No. 2. Walk-on sophomore transfer Bryant Moniz took a big step forward by directing the offense’s only touchdown drive, hitting Kealoha Pilares on a post route for a 19-yard score.
One highlight came before the scrimmage, when Blaze Soares intercepted a pass and collided with fellow linebacker Jake Heun, who was also going for the ball. Big crash, but both came out of it unscathed.
Safety Kenny Estes ended the practice on crutches. The initial diagnosis is that it is a wrenched knee, but with no ligament damage. An MRI will be taken.
The kicking game was disappointing. Short field goal attempts were missed punts averaged under 40 yards and one was blocked.
“We need Chad Ocho Cinco,” mused an observer, referring to the Bengals receiver who kicked an extra point in an NFL preseason game last night.
-By Dave Reardon