WATCH: Nico Iamaleava Highlights From Season Opener

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    California’s Warren High School and Tennessee football commit Nico Iamaleava opened up its 2022 high school football season Saturday night at Hawaii’s Kamehameha Kapalama.

    Warren and Iamaleava dominated in the game, with the five-star quarterback exiting the game at halftime with Warren leading, 36-0. The younger Iamaleava quarterback — sophomore Madden Iamaleava — played in the second half as the Bears rolled to a, 50-0, victory.

    According to On3, Iamaleava completed 12-of-18 passes for two touchdowns and roughly 210 passing yards while adding 50 yards on the ground.

    It was a strong start to Iamaleava’s final high school season as Warren cruised in the Aloha State.

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    Iamaleava committed to Tennessee in late March and has been active in peer recruiting Tennessee’s 2023 recruiting class since, taking a handful of visits to Knoxville since committing.

    The 6-foot-5 quarterback is one of the top players in the country, ranking as the No. 4 prospect and No. 3 quarterback in the 2023 recruiting cycle according to the 247sports composite rankings.

    That talent was on display in Warren’s season opener. Here are some of Iamaleava’s top highlights from the season opening win as the cameraman tries to battle the setting sun.

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