By Stephen Tsai
A while back, UH coach Bob Wagner gave his final football scholarship to Farrington High coach Skippa Diaz, who then gave it to running back Randall Okiomoto.
Okimoto had a decent career at UH, earned a degree, then went went back to his alma mater to teach and coach.
Okimoto, who is Farrington's head coach, has been paying it forward ever since.
Farrington's Tyler Liana will be joining the Warriors as a walk-on long-snapper. Liana, who is 6 feet 1 and 240 pounds, is the son of former Farrington quarterback Carl Liana (Okimoto's teammate) and nephew of former UH quarterback Bronson Liana.
Tyler Liana is tough and diligent. He began playing football as a sophomore, and has developed into a good tight end and very good long-snapper.
"He was our most improved player," Okimoto said. "He's a good guy."
Liana was a student intern with the Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust last summer.