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Vimahi, Tuitele commit to All-American Bowl

By Nick Abramo on March 21, 2018

Kahuku offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi and Saint Louis defensive lineman Faatui Tuitele have been invited and are committed to playing in the All-American Bowl in January 2019. The game used to be called the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but it is now being sponsored by American Family Insurance and run by an organization called All American Games. The high school football all-star game will be held Jan. 5 in San Antonio, the site of the previous U.S. Army all-star games […]

Sanchez: Saint Louis vs. Bishop Gorman a no go

By Nick Abramo on March 19, 2018

Bishop Gorman is not coming to Aloha Stadium for an Aug. 31 game against Saint Louis, Gaels coach Kenny Sanchez told Hawaii Prep World on Monday. “That doesn’t sit well with me,” Crusaders coach Cal Lee said Monday. “But I can’t blame the head coach. I was taking Chris Brown’s word for it.” Brown, a former All-WAC player for Hawaii and now an assistant at Bishop Gorman, did not immediately return a Monday call. For a Feb. 13 Hawaii Prep […]

Maiava family mulling possible transfer from Kahuku

By Nick Abramo on March 19, 2018

Sol-Jay Maiava’s stepdad posted on Instagram on Sunday night that he and his wife and stepson, Kahuku quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava, are visiting Washington, D.C., so Sol-Jay can look into playing football there for his upcoming junior season. A photo of Sol-Jay and his parents is on the post with the words, “And we’re off to the 202 (Washington D.C. area code)!!! Thank you to my mom, my dad and my siblings and their other halves for watching our other kiddies […]

Kaimuki will challenge former QB in Vegas

By Nick Abramo on March 15, 2018

David Tautofi‘s connection to Las Vegas continues to get stronger. The Kaimuki coach is bringing his football team there for a game this year, and it just so happens it’s against Jordan Solomon‘s new team. Solomon was Kaimuki’s starting quarterback last season and has since transferred to Sierra Vista, which will play the Bulldogs on Sept. 7. In two seasons with Kaimuki, Solomon threw for 3,364 yard and 37 touchdowns and rushed for 351 yards and seven more scores. “Jordan […]

Sources: ‘Iolani football moving up to D-I

By Nick Abramo on March 9, 2018

Hawaii Prep World has learned through multiple sources that the Interscholastic League of Honolulu has decided that ‘Iolani will move up to Division I for regular-season and state-tournament classification for football starting this fall. No official announcement has been made by the ILH. St. Francis, meanwhile, will move down to Division II. Last year, both ‘Iolani and St. Francis played a D-II ILH schedule, with ‘Iolani going to D-II states and St. Francis classified for D-I for states.’ When the […]

Campbell to play football game in Arizona

By Nick Abramo on March 9, 2018

Campbell is taking a trip to the mainland for football this fall, according to head coach Darren Johnson. The Sabers will play O’Connor High in Phoenix on Aug. 31. The game came about due to Johnson’s connections with Eagles head coach Steve Casey. Johnson played wide receiver for Casey at Arizona Western and then was an assistant under Casey at Arizona Western. The Eagles, who are a 6A team in Arizona, went 3-7 a year ago. “We talked about it […]

Farrington’s Okimoto steps down as football coach

By Nick Abramo on March 8, 2018

Farrington’s Randall Okimoto said Wednesday night he is leaving his job as football coach of the Governors after 16 years at the helm. Okimoto informed the school administration of his decision Monday and met with his players to tell them on Wednesday. Okimoto plans to spend more time with his children, ages 9 and 4, and wife. He also said he had been weighing the pros and cons of coaching/raising a family for about the last six seasons and nearly […]

ILH likely to count football games against OIA

By Nick Abramo on March 5, 2018

Most ILH football coaches believe the league will count its regular-season games against OIA teams in determining ILH champions and state berths. No official decision has been made by the ILH office. Late last month, the OIA and ILH put the finishing touches on a historic deal that brings the leagues together for a full slate of interleague games. When the agreement was officially announced, it was clear that the OIA would not count interleague games against the ILH in […]