Paul Honda

It’s warm. It’s muggy. No breeze. For the Kapolei Hurricanes, it’s no big deal. This is their home turf. They embrace the humidity and sweltering conditions. But I think the visiting Mililani Trojans and their explosive offense won’t mind one bit. By 6 p.m. (or so) kickoff, the temperature will cool a bit. Can Kapolei […]


I‘ve seen Mililani and came away impressed, wowed enough to change my ballot and place the Trojans atop my list at No. 1. Sure, Punahou is defending champion and deserves to be at the top until they prove otherwise, right? Well… I’ve seen Punahou now. I’m changing my vote back to the Puns. (Don’t e-mail […]


First quarter Ephraim Tuliloa finds Kanawai Noa in single coverage deep for a 45-yard bomb. That’s the kind of big-play action I remember from the Punahou-Farrington scrimmage weeks ago. Buffanblu 7, Crusaders 0, 3:11. Second quarter Saint Louis had a nice drive going, getting to the PUN 7-yard line, but fumbled on a run play. […]


Traffic this afternoon — I left town around 1:30 p.m. — was smooth, effortless. Beautiful. From my vantage point here at the stadium, it looks like it’s moving nicely in both directions. (It had been jammed up in the other direction from the West side due to a car accident.) I’ve been looking forward to […]


Here we go. A lot of shuffling, but the top slingers remain at the top. QUARTERBACKS 1. McKenzie Milton, Mililani, 5-11, 150, Jr. >> Pupule rating: 98 ∆∆∆ vs #3 Saint Louis: 21-31-0-369, 4 TD; rush 9-204, 3 TD (53, 1, 47) ∆∆∆ vs Kailua: 13-15-0-270, 2 TD; rush 2-22, TD ∆∆∆ Total: 34-46-0-639, 6 […]

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WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS 1. Kanawai Noa, Punahou, 6-1, 185, Sr. >> Pupule rating: 98 > First game is this weekend against Saint Louis. 2. Tsubasa Brennan, Pac-Five >> Pupule rating: 92 ∆∆∆ vs King Kekaulike: rec 19-292, 4 TD ∆∆∆ Total: rec 19-292, 4 TD 3. (tie) Kalakaua Timoteo, Mililani, 6-1, 195, Jr. >> Pupule […]


RUNNING BACKS 1. Vavae Malepeai, Mililani, 6-0, 190, Jr. >> Pupule rating: 96 ∆∆∆ vs Saint Louis: rush 25-112, 2 TD; rec 1-15 ∆∆∆ vs Kailua: 9-80, 3 TD; rec 0-0 ∆∆∆ Total: 34-192, 5 TD; rec 1-15; YPC 5.7; YPG 96.0 2. Wayne Taulapapa, Punahou, 5-11, 185, Jr. >> Pupule rating: 95 ∆∆∆ Like […]


As of Wednesday morning, the sturdy Na Koa of Anuenue are hanging tough. Despite suiting up just 16 players against Kaimuki on Saturday, Anuenue is continuing on with its football season. Na Koa will play Kalani on Friday. “We don’t really have a (roster) number,” OIA football coordinator Harold Tanaka said of minimum requirements. In […]


A focus video on Saint Louis offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry by is online. The video shows Ulu-Perry’s dominance despite Saint Louis’ 63-14 loss to defending CIF state champion St. John Bosco on Friday. Ulu-Perry committed to UCLA in July, but this video is likely to attract more attention from recruiters. See the video here.

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by Paul Honda on August 27, 2014 has lifted Farrington defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko to 5-star status, the highest level, after watching him perform on Saturday. See the story by Scott Kennedy, which was published today, here. Farrington held off Kapolei, 28-26. Fehoko was disruptive from the start, nearly blow up several handoff exchanges. He finished with two sacks. Fehoko […]


St. John Bosco running back Sean McGrew rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns in a 63-14 win. Quarterback Josh Rosen passed for 248 yards and accounted for two touhdowns.