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Damien to play football game on the mainland

By Nick Abramo on February 27, 2018

Damien will be taking its first mainland football trip since well before Eddie Klaneski became the head coach in 2011. Damien will play Mt. Spokane in Mead, Wash., on Aug. 31. The Wildcats went 8-3 a year ago. Klaneski led the Monarchs to a 10-4 mark and the ILH D-II title in 2017. That record included a 13-10 Division I (middle tier) state-tourney win over Kauai before a 35-19 loss in the D-I state final to Hilo. The idea to […]

VIDEO: Hilo vs. Damien, D-I final scoring highlights

By Paul Honda on November 18, 2017

Scoring highlights from the Division I final between Hilo and Damien in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2018. Score: Vikings 35, Monarchs 19.

GAME NIGHT: Damien/Hilo

By Hawaii Prep World on November 18, 2017

One of the two teams playing for the Division I state football title will earn the first state football championship in their school’s history when Damien takes on Hilo at Aloha Stadium. VIDEO: Damien coach Eddie Klaneski VIDEO: Hilo coach Kaeo Drummondo GAMEDAY: Damien vs. Hilo A live blog will follow below. Hilo 35, Damien 19 at Aloha Stadium Damien (10-4) 13 0 6 0 — 19 Hilo (10-1) 7 14 7 7 — 35 First Quarter Dam—Akila Arrechi 94 […]

VIDEO: Damien coach Eddie Klaneski

By Paul Honda on November 17, 2017

Damien football coach Eddie Klaneski chats during a press conference for the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Damien will play Hilo in the Division I final on Saturday.

Damien takes the next step

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 4, 2017

LIHUE >> Damien coach Eddie Klaneski took a moment for a deep exhale after the clock hit zeroes to punctuate the Monarchs’ win over Kauai on Saturday. The 13-10 victory at Vidinha Stadium was far from pretty, but as they had for much of the season, the Monarchs found a way to pull out a win, this one sending them to the Division I final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships. In their third straight state tournament appearance, […]

GAME NIGHT 11/4: Damien/Kauai

By Hawaii Prep World on November 4, 2017

Division I in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships will have a hard time matching the excitement provided by Division II on Friday night. In the first game played Saturday, KIF champion Kauai hosts ILH champion Damien at Vidinha Stadium at 2 p.m. The Monarchs have played Kauai twice in the last three years, winning 28-21 in 2014 and 34-19 in 2015. Updates and a live blog will follow below. Damien 13, Kauai 10 FINAL  At Vidinha Stadium Damien […]

VIDEO: Damien survives to win ILH title

By Paul Honda on October 28, 2017

Scoring highlights of Damien vs. St. Francis in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II football championship game at Aloha Stadium, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Video by Christian Shimabuku.

Damien earns return trip to Kauai

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 27, 2017

Marcus Faufata-Pedrina conceded he’ll probably be a bit sore when he reports for Damien’s customary Saturday practice following a Friday game. But the Monarchs’ day-after workout will be something of a reward in itself for the senior quarterback. “We wanted to practice tomorrow and keep our season going,” Faufata-Pedrina said as his teammates celebrated the Monarchs’ 13-12 win over St. Francis and a third straight ILH Division II championship Friday night at Aloha Stadium. One point was the difference in […]