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Saint Louis jumps into Max Preps Top 10

By Billy Hull on August 19, 2018

Saint Louis made the most of its one game against a nationally-ranked opponent this season and was rewarded for it. A 47-7 demolition of Narbonne (Calif.) on Friday night at Aloha Stadium was enough to push the Crusaders into the Top 10 of the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 released Sunday night. Saint Louis jumped two spots to No. 10 and is now the third-highest ranked team in the West region behind No. 1 St. John Bosco and No. 2 Mater […]

Q&A: Mililani QB Dillon Gabriel

By Paul Honda on August 19, 2018

On a wet night at John Kauinana Stadium, Dillon Gabriel is stoked about Mililani’s 31-24 thriller of a win over Kamehameha. He’s less than thrilled about his own performance. Gabriel was crucial, once again, with 304 passing yards and four touchdown passes. Maybe it was the wet surface and football that had him 18-for-34, but he didn’t turn the ball over. All Gabriel cares about, though, is the team win. Mililani, ranked No. 3 in the Star-Advertiser Football Top 10, […]

No. 4 Campbell settles down, pulls away

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 19, 2018

Campbell’s effort and energy concerned coach Darren Johnson early in Saturday’s OIA Open Division matchup with Farrington. The Sabers had too much of both. Coming off a bye week, the Sabers eagerness to get back in the action revved into the red for much of the first quarter. After falling behind, the fourth-ranked Sabers settled in and ran away from the 10th-ranked Governors in a 34-7 win to open their OIA Open Division schedule. “They were so hungry that we […]

No. 3 Trojans overcome adversity to win thriller

By Paul Honda on August 19, 2018

One by one, the Trojans of Mililani went down. With powerful running back Kilifi Malepeai already out with an injury, they entered Saturday night’s epic battle with Kamehameha at less than full strength. But shortly into the game, defensive tackle/running back Mykah Tuiolemotu suffered a leg injury. Later, it was receiver/kick returner Reichel Vegas who got hurt. Then receiver/punter Cy Kuboyama-Hayashi limped off the field. Linebacker Darius Muasau had returned from an ankle injury in time for the game. Mililani […]

Damien’s Ho‘ohuli has prodigious homecoming

By Brian McInnis on August 19, 2018

Maybe it was meant to be for Nanakuli native Duke Ho‘ohuli. The Damien sophomore linebacker — and backup quarterback — was pressed into duty in his secondary role on Saturday night in the Nanakuli Valley, as starting signal-caller Jake Holtz was knocked out of the game with a sprained ankle on the Monarchs’ opening drive against the Golden Hawks. Ho‘ohuli stepped in like nothing happened and completed the 96-yard drive, lofting a pass to Lindon Sevilleja for a 12-yard fade […]

Leilehua’s offense starting to come together

By Nick Abramo on August 18, 2018

Offensive coordinator Andrew Manley talked to his Leilehua players about the high energy the team showed in Saturday’s 37-19 home victory over Castle. And it was true. After a little bit of a slow start (punt and then fumble) the Mules had a hop in their step the rest of the way. Quarterback Max Nichols spread the ball around for his 291 passing yards and four TDs. Dorian Furtado was the recipient of four passes for 115 yards and two […]

Pac-Five pounds its way to first win

By Billy Hull on August 18, 2018

In recent years under head coach Kip Botelho, you’d be much more likely to see 46 pass plays from Pac-Five instead of running plays. That wasn’t the case at Kaiser Stadium on Saturday night as the Wolfpack pounded their way to 146 rushing yards on 46 carries in a 28-8 win over Kalani. Three different Pac-Five players — Bruce Shewalter, Laitin Bradley and Evan Ramirez all scored on runs of 2 yards or less to give Pac-Five (1-1, 1-1 ILH D-II) […]

GAME NIGHT 8/18: Kamehameha/Mililani

By Paul Honda on August 18, 2018

No. 3 Mililani 31, No. 6 Kamehameha 24, Final At John Kauinana Stadium Kamehameha (1-1, 1-1 ILH) 0 3 7 14 — 24 Mililani (3-0, 1-0 OIA) 10 7 7 7 — 31 MIL—Raysen Motoyama 6 pass from Dillon Gabriel (Liam McGehee kick) MIL—McGehee FG 29 MIL—Mystik Sampaga 8 pass from Gabriel (McGehee kick) KS—Preston Rezentes FG 41 MIL—Ryan Chang 42 pass from Gabriel (McGehee kick) KS—Reino Bush 15 pass from Christmas Togiai (Rezentes kick) KS—Ramos fumble recovery in end […]