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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Gumapac headed to Hawaii as Navy diver

EA graduate always driven to be the best at what he would do


December 24, 2019

Courtesy Photo

Gumapac, left, receives diving diploma from Commander Sam Brasfield

Escambia Academy head football coach Hugh Fountain said he knew there was something special about Kainoa Gumapac the first time he saw him. So, he wasn't surprised to learn the 2017 graduate from EA had recently completed Navy diving school and was headed to Hawaii.

"I knew his family because they were here in Flomaton and Kainoa is just like family," Fountain said. "He had a tremendous work ethic and worked hard to improve on everything he did."

Fountain said he arrived at Escambia Academy when Gumapac was in the seventh grade and his parents wanted him to play football.

"I told them I did...

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