Sometimes one thing leads to another. When reached Monday night for a report on the team’s canceled practice, Leilehua football coach Nolan Tokuda answered questions about how some of his players and coaches were affected by the mandatory evacuations enforced by firefighters due to the wildfire near Wahiawa. Eventually, the subject changed to football and […]


Countdown story (subscription required) 2015 Kahuku coaching staff 41 years of Kahuku football (1973-2014) Kahuku Football Home Kahuku offensive coordinator John Hao has an interesting decision to make. The former Saint Louis standout quarterback has something that he didn’t think was possible: four quarterbacks who can legitimately throw the ball. So, not a bad problem […]


There’s a lot of out with the old and in with the new at Farrington. While being interviewed by Hawaii Prep World last Tuesday, Governors football coach Randall Okimoto was standing near the school’s rundown weight room, which sits under the bleachers of the school’s pool. A pickup truck was about 30 feet away, loaded […]


The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii Prep World sportswriters were at least a little surprised early last season when Saint Louis coach Cal Lee told one of them that sophomore Tua Tagovailoa was named the starting quarterback to replace incumbent senior starter Ryder Kuhns. Kuhns put up fine numbers (2,016 yards and 25 touchdowns passing) as […]


What Have We Learned?

by Paul Honda on August 2, 2015

In this edition of What Have We Learned (Sunday, Aug. 2), I’ll start it up and hopefully our other footballholics on staff and otherwise not on staff can chime in. I saw parts of two scrimmages and a full one this week. Together we can come to some agreement or, better yet, complete disagreement, about […]

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No. 5 Kamehameha Countdown story (subscription required) 41 years of Kamehameha football (1973-2014) Kamehameha Football With eight returning starters on each side of the ball, there’s a lot of optimism surrounding the Kamehameha football team, which checks in at No. 5 in the Star-Advertiser Preseason Top 10 poll. Quarterback Fatu Sua-Godinet, who was responsible for […]


By all accounts, the Mililani offense downshifted when it turned to backup quarterback Dillon Gabriel on Saturday night. Ahoy, it would have been a downshift no matter who Trojans head coach Rod York threw in there. You simply don’t replace the value of McKenzie Milton in one night. Just not possible. Milton has been a […]


It was all about the backups Saturday night as Mililani and Kamehameha squared off for a controlled football scrimmage at John Kauinana Stadium. The Trojans and Warriors starters played one series each in the scrimmage in which each team got 10 offensive plays in a row before the ball was turned over to the other […]


Countdown story (subscription required) 2015 Govs coaching staff 41 years of Farrington football (1973-2014) Farrington’s all-time single-game leaders In Farrington football circles, everyone knows about the Governors’ beloved Bamboolas. And they’re back again for another go-round with the old ground and pound, old-fashioned football this season. If one thing that’s constant at Farrington, it’s the […]


Two words: McKenzie Milton. If you don’t know by now, he makes the Mililani offense go, and he’s been doing it for two-plus years. Milton and the Trojans defeated Kahuku 44-30 on Friday night in a scrimmage at Mililani’s John Kauinana Stadium. At times, Kahuku pressured Milton, but the senior quarterback still found holes to […]