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CLOSING THE BOOK: Damien Monarchs

By Jerry Campany on October 17, 2018

The only difference between the 2017 and 2018 Damien Monarchs football teams appears to be the fewer number of victories. The Monarchs generated three fewer points per game and allowed nearly the same amount of points as a year ago, but the effort turned from 10 wins last year to five this season. Damien averaged 20 points per game but that number has dropped a little bit in each of the last three years. The defense had a hand in […]

Damien set up well for 2019

By Brian McInnis on October 13, 2018

It’s not too often that you have a winning season, win your final game … and pack it up for the year without a trophy to show for it. Yet that was the case for Damien on Saturday night. The Monarchs traveled to Castle and defeated the OIA playoff-bound Knights 26-10 behind a breakout game from running back Logan Lauti, then celebrated a 5-4 year (5-3 ILH Division I) with family and supporters on their way to the team bus […]

GAME NIGHT 10/13: Castle/Damien

By Brian McInnis on October 13, 2018

Damien 26, Castle 10, FINAL ———- 8:31: That’ll do ‘er. 8:23: Logan Lauti ices the win for Damien with a very nice, elusive run for 32 yards … and a penalty for taunting. Lauti with the TD hat trick tonight as part of his 25 rushes for 175 yards. 8:16: Castle gives it right back, as Pakele lines up at quarterback for maybe the first time ever. He keeps it … and fumbles. Damien ball at its own 35. 8:15: […]

Tom-Makue’s leg helps end Damien’s state tourney hopes

By Kyle Sakamoto on October 7, 2018

Leilehua has emphasized special teams the past few weeks and Akoni Tom-Makue is leading the way. The Mules kicker made three first-quarter field goals and had a key punt late in the game as host Leilehua beat Damien 23-17 on Saturday in an OIA-ILH Division I game. “I have a lot of confidence in my O-line — they block for me and I just get the points done with my leg,” Tom-Makue said. Leilehua quarterback Max Nichols threw two touchdown […]

GAME NIGHT 10/6: Leilehua/Damien

By Kyle Sakamoto on October 6, 2018

Leilehua 23, Damien 17 (final)———- Damien scores on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jake Holtz to Makanale’a Meyer with 9:57 left in the fourth. Souza makes the PAT. Monarchs within 23-17. Leilehua’s offense has found a rhythm in the second half. Nichols hits Kalei Akagi on a 48-yard touchdown pass with 6:34 left in the third quarter. Tom-Makue makes the PAT. Damien’s Christian Souza makes a 43-yard field goal to get the Monarchs within 16-10 with 8:07 left in the […]

Damien hanging tight in close ILH D-I race

By Christian Shimabuku on September 29, 2018

Good things came in twos for Damien in a 16-7 road win at Kailua on Friday night. Logan Lauti scored two touchdowns and Kyle Kinney intercepted two passes as the Monarchs outlasted the Surfriders in a slugfest. Lauti’s first score was a 5-yard pass from Duke Ho’ohuli that broke a scoreless tie as the first-half clock expired. His second touchdown of the evening gave the Monarchs a two-possession lead with 9:59 remaining in the fourth quarter and proved to be […]

GAME NIGHT 9/28: Kailua/Damien

By Christian Shimabuku on September 28, 2018

Damien 16, Kailua 7, FINAL ———- 10:41: The Monarchs successfully run out the clock and take this one 16-7. Lauti finishes with 234 yards of offense. 10:32: Damien is running out the clock and Kailua uses its first timeout with 2:42 left. The Monarchs have a fresh set of downs at the Kailua 45. 10:26: Damien goes three-and-out and punts, but gains a first down when a running into the punter penalty is called. The Monarchs are at the Kailua […]

GAME NIGHT 9/21: Damien/Moanalua

By Nick Abramo on September 21, 2018

No. 8 Moanalua 31, Damien 13, final 10:18: Game over. 10:16: A Holtz pass is intercepted by Palaylay. 2:22 left in game. 10:15: Na Menehune get a few first downs, but the drive stalls and they punt. 10:10: The Monarchs just get a punt off after a low snap. Moanalua ball on its 48. 10:01: Griffin Motas kicks a 38-yard field goal. MOANALUA 31, DAMIEN 13, 7:10 left in game. 9:59: Moanalua driving. Na Menehune face a fourth down and […]