A Hawaii highschool soccer participant wanted a miracle to assist his staff maintain its dream of an undefeated season alive within the state championship recreation Friday – and acquired one.
Keanu Keolanui, from Hilo Excessive Faculty, lined up for a 55-yard discipline objective attempt to ship his staff dwelling winners of the HHSAA Division 1 championship over the ‘Iolani Raiders.
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Keolanui’s kick landed only a bit in need of crusing via the uprights completely. Nevertheless, the ball hit the crossbar and landed via, giving Hilo the 20-17 victory and their second championship in three years.
“So many issues had been going via my head once I made that discipline objective,” Keolanui advised Hawaii Prep World. “Soccer isn’t my sport. I play soccer. To win this my senior 12 months for my staff, it’s such a great feeling.
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“I used to be nervous. It’s the longest discipline objective I ever tried in a recreation. We wished to indicate that the Massive Island isn’t [overrated] and that we will play and placed on a present for everyone, too.”
Keolanui’s discipline objective is tied for the longest in state historical past. He advised the Hawaii Tribune-Herald that he made a 57-yarder in apply however barely made it.
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With the win, Hilo completed the season 14-0.