Maui, Hawaii (AFP) – Hawaii’s Maui University students have put on a Hawaiian musical tribute to their 100th victory with a video celebrating their historic victory over South Carolina.
The Maui Times reports that the team of five, including two players, made their way to the football stadium at 9.40pm on Saturday (local time) to perform a song from the 1960s Hawaiian folk-rock group the Flying Hawaiians.
It is not known if the Maui team played the song, or if they were just singing along to the lyrics, but the team’s director, Kamehi Pangalani, has told the newspaper the group had no idea what was going on.
“We were totally surprised to see them playing that song,” he told the paper.
“But we were so happy and it was so good to see that they were so excited and happy about it.”
Pangalian added the song had been in the works for about a year and was written to honour the 100th Hawaii victory.
“It’s a celebration of the 100 years of Maui being Hawaii,” he said.
“The Hawaiians were so much more than the football team.”
Hawaii’s Mauis were undefeated in their previous four games, and their win over South Florida was their fourth in four games.