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No stopping Neverson

by Nick Abramo on August 30, 2014

The threat of Randy Neverson is almost as good as the player himself. Neverson had a whopper of a game in No. 8 Leilehua’s 46-27 dumping of No. 9 Waianae on Friday night at the Seariders’ Raymond Torii Field. The athletic, 6-foot, 205-pound senior likes the direct route, usually going in as straight a line […]

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Waianae won’t quit

by Nick Abramo on August 30, 2014

With two losses now, it is doubtful No. 9 Waianae will maintain its spot in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Top 10 when the new rankings come out Monday. The Seariders made a gallant comeback Friday night at Raymond Torii Field, but were outclassed 46-27 by No. 8 Leilehua (3-0, 3-0). Despite constant hassling by its defensive […]

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Farrington gave up yards in bunches on Friday. But the Governors protected enough territory to keep Moanalua at arm’s length in a 47-27 win. Na Menehune generated 577 passing yards with receiver Karson Cruz accounting for 310 and two touchdowns. But the Farrington defense came up with four takeaways, one leading directly a touchdown and […]

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Moanalua coach Jason Cauley knew he had a playmaker in receiver Karson Cruz. He just had to convince Cruz — who also plays basketball and volleyball — of his potential on the football field. “I keep telling him ‘you’re a football guy too,’ ” Cauley said. “You just don’t know it, but you’re a football […]

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After the uproar surrounding Lee Leslie‘s hiring at Kahuku earlier this year, it’s hard to imagine the attention not shining brightly on the first-year Red Raiders coach. Somehow, that’s exactly the case despite Kahuku’s impressive 3-0 start. The Red Raiders continued to roll in the OIA Red with a 41-7 win over McKinley on Friday […]

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I‘ve seen Mililani and came away impressed, wowed enough to change my ballot and place the Trojans atop my list at No. 1. Sure, Punahou is defending champion and deserves to be at the top until they prove otherwise, right? Well… I’ve seen Punahou now. I’m changing my vote back to the Puns. (Don’t e-mail […]

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As of Wednesday morning, the sturdy Na Koa of Anuenue are hanging tough. Despite suiting up just 16 players against Kaimuki on Saturday, Anuenue is continuing on with its football season. Na Koa will play Kalani on Friday. “We don’t really have a (roster) number,” OIA football coordinator Harold Tanaka said of minimum requirements. In […]

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Sometimes, an apple does fall far from the tree. And then it just keeps rolling. Kaiser coach Cameron Higgins grew up in Delbert Tengan’s system with Saint Louis in 2004 and 2005, a balanced attack that kept opponents guessing. But now that the quarterback has grown into a coach, there isn’t much of a mystery […]

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It’s almost surreal the way Ranan Mamiya and McKenzie Milton have been playing, so it’s not surprising to see that they have out-of-this-world stats. In the most simplest and bare-bones way, Mamiya can run and Milton can pass. With burning speed and natural cutting instincts, Mamiya, the Farrington senior running back, is averaging 16.8 yards […]

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It’s not very typical for an 0-2 team to have reason for optimism, but that’s where the Kapolei Hurricanes are. Sure, the ninth-ranked ‘Canes lost 28-26 to No. 6 Farrington on Saturday, but after two games — the other being at Kahuku — they’ve gotten plenty of big plays from their defense and offense. That […]

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Decision day was last Monday for the Anuenue football program. Head coach Kelii Pio Adams and his staff got together with the players and had an honest talk about the future of the program. They would only have 16 players available for Saturday’s scheduled game against Kaimuki. Everybody was going to have to play two […]

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