Puka Lopa headed to the Pac-10 

December, 17, 2010
12/17/10
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Grant (Sacramento, Calif.) defensive lineman Puka Lopa was expecting to still be playing out his senior season with the state championship games set for this weekend, but the Pacers were upset in the section finals two weeks ago.

Lopa still had a dominant senior year and might have been the Pacers most dominant defensive player over his more highly touted tackle teammate Viliami Moala.

"I thought I played at a really high level this year," Lopa said. "I know I got better from a year ago. I felt a lot stronger and when I watched myself on film, I looked a lot faster than last year too.

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