Players and coaches from the Lahainaluna High School football team were in Las Vegas for the big game, traveling from Lahaina, the most heavily affected area from the August fires. Before the toss, a short clip from an NFL documentary played during the broadcast.
Running back, Kaulana Tihada lost his home, with the homes of his uncle and both grandmothers also destroyed in the fires. Linebacker Teva Loft said his mother’s home was taken in the fire. Head coach Dean Rickard lost the homes of his parents, brother, son, and daughter. Additionally, four members