The Warrior Beat

Stubblefield commits

November 12th, 2013

Saint Louis School's Devan Stubblefield told the Warrior Beat he has accepted an offer to play football and baseball for the Rainbow Warriors.

"I've been thinking about this for a while," said Stubblefield, a receiver and outfielder who received the dual offer this summer. "I figured it was time to make a decision. Why not play for the home team?"

Football, which is the larger-revenue sport, will sponsor the scholarship, although Stubblefield has been promised an equal shot at playing baseball.

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Think your job is tough?

Every football practice, a Kapaa High graduate had to go against Niko Noga, perhaps the fiercest and most athletic defensive  player in UH football history. Those one-on-one meetings helped the Kauai youngster prepare for games and, eventually, led to a selection in the NFL draft.

Later, he returned to the Garden Island, landing an entry-level job with the island's Department of Public Works Recreation. He worked hard through the years, earning a series of promotions.

In 2008, the Kauai Mayor died, and the former football player won a special election to serve the remaining two years of the term. In 2010, he overwhelmingly won the general election for a four-year term as Kauai's Mayor.

Mayor Bernard Carvalho, a  UH and Kapaa High graduate, will be the Rainbow Warriors' honorary captain for Saturday's retro-night game against San Diego State.

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Quarterback Sean Schroeder and running back Joey Iosefa have been named team captains for Saturday's game.

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