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Mata‘afa, Loewen in action as NFL preseason draws to close

Vikings defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa (right) and linebacker Devante Downs close in on Bills quarterback Tyree Jackson during the second half of Minnesota’s 27-23 loss Thursday, the final day of the NFL preseason. Mata’afa, a graduate of Lahainaluna High School, had three tackles and a quarterback hit. Also in action Thursday was fellow former Luna Mitchell Loewen — the Lions defensive end also had three tackles and a QB hit as Detroit lost to Cleveland 20-16.

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