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CLOSING THE BOOK: Campbell Sabers

By Jerry Campany on November 21, 2018

The Campbell Sabers put together their third straight winning season and made it to the state tournament for the first time since 2016 before their loss to Mililani’s machine. Darren Johnson finished his second year at the school with a 15-10 record, matching the winning percentage of predecessors Amosa Amosa and Tumoana Kenessey. They won eight games for the first time since Amosa won nine in 2013. The Sabers took their share of beatings in the new Open Division, causing […]

Campbell poised for a big year in 2019

By Christian Shimabuku on November 16, 2018

Truth be told, Tyrese Tafai would have rather spent his birthday on the field with the rest of his Campbell teammates. The junior linebacker, who has missed more than half of the season with a shoulder injury, could only watch in street clothes as the Sabers fell to Mililani 24-2 in the Open Division semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. Campbell trailed 7-2 at halftime but turned the ball over five […]

GAME NIGHT 11/16: Mililani/Campbell

By Billy Hull on November 16, 2018

No. 2 Mililani 24, No. 5 Campbell 2 Click here for video highlights. Mililani (10-2) defeats Campbell (8-5) and advances to its fourth state final in school history. ———- BOX SCORE at Aloha Stadium Campbell (8-5) 2 0 0 0 — 2 Mililani (10-2) 7 0 3 14 — 24 Mil—Dillon Gabriel 3 run (Kekoa Kuloloia kick) Camp—Safety, holding penalty in end zone Mil—FG Liam McGehee 39 Mil—Gabriel 2 run (McGehee kick) Mil—Vaisen Viloria 7 interception return (McGehee kick) RUSHING—Campbell: […]

VIDEO: Mililani vs. Campbell, HHSAA Open Semifinal

By Paul Honda on November 16, 2018

OIA Open champion Mililani squares off with OIA third-place finisher Campbell on Friday at Aloha Stadium in the semifinal round of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Championships.

Q&A: Johnson on Campbell’s long shot opportunity

By Paul Honda on November 16, 2018

Campbell. Mililani. Once again, the two shall meet. Campbell’s second season under football coach Darren Johnson took another big step forward in 2018, though it is not quite complete. Sometimes a big step isn’t enough for players, especially outgoing seniors. They’re one step away from the Open Division state title game. The Sabers can smell it. Coach Johnson chatted with Hawaii Prep World on Wednesday about their chances against Mililani, which dominated Campbell during the regular season. The Sabers, as […]

New-look Sabers will ride 2-way workhorses

By Nick Abramo on November 15, 2018

Campbell is not quite the same team that played most of this regular football season. The fifth-ranked Sabers (8-4), who play in the state Open Division semifinals against second-ranked Mililani (9-2) Friday evening at Aloha Stadium, have made adjustments and the whole package is now a bit more snug. “We needed to go with guys who are going to make plays, and we’ve got playmakers who can make plays,” Campbell coach Darren Johnson said Wednesday. “This is about the team, […]

Future is now for Campbell, Farrington frosh QBs

By Nick Abramo on November 2, 2018

Two promising freshmen quarterbacks emerged on the Hawaii football scene in the same game Friday night at Aloha Stadium. Campbell’s Blaine Hipa was a surprise starter over senior Krenston Kaipo, and he delivered in a big way, throwing for 241 yards and four TDs in the Sabers’ 42-26 victory over Farrington. On the opposing side, another ninth-grader — Rjay Tagataese — came in for senior starter Chris Afe-Alaivanu late in the second half. He guided the Governors to three TDs, […]