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Buchanan makes history with TD pass

By Christian Shimabuku on August 20, 2017

Alexandria Buchanan remembers the days that she would sling the old pigskin around with her father when she was little. She didn’t play organized football until joining a flag football league in the seventh grade, but that’s where she says her love of the sport truly developed. The journey hit its crescendo on Saturday night when the McKinley sophomore quarterback became the first girl in Hawaii to throw a touchdown pass in a game. She found Ace Asis on a 16-yard fade route that tied the game against Kalaheo at 14-14 in the second quarter. Nanakuli’s Chelsey-Ann Kaimi is the only girl to score a touchdown when she did so crossed the plane against Moanalua during the 2000 season. “It […]

VIDEO: Campbell overwhelms Aiea 48-13

By Paul Honda on August 20, 2017

Balance is always a luxury for most offenses, but the Campbell Sabers are finding that they can be less predictable and very explosive by air and land. The Sabers overwhelmed Aiea 48-13 on Saturday, pounding on the ground just one week after taking to the air against Farrington.

Sabers refuse to be one-dimensional on offense

By Paul Honda on August 20, 2017

Three games into the Darren Johnson era at Campbell — including a 2-0 start to OIA regular-season play — the Sabers are finding their new identity. A week after junior quarterback Krenston Kaipo passed for 386 yards in a win over Farrington, the seventh-ranked Sabers found more running room in a 48-13 win over a pesky Aiea squad on Saturday night at Campbell. The Sabers rushed 26 times for 163 yards while Kaipo was 9-for-16 with 191 passing yards. That balance made Campbell much less predictable to defend, and it hasn’t compromised the explosiveness of Poki‘i Adkins-Kupukaa. The sophomore finished with six receptions for 157 yards and two touchdowns catches. He also ran a jet sweep for 13 yards, returned […]

Kapolei’s offense hits a higher gear

By Nick Abramo on August 20, 2017

No June Jones. No Taulia Tagovailoa. No problem. The Kapolei offense is in fine hands with new offensive coordinator Amosa Amosa, new quarterback Kaniala Kalaola and … the head coach who has been there since the start of the Hurricanes football program — Darren Hernandez. The thinking by many in the preseason was that without Jones as OC and without Tagovailoa at QB, the Kapolei offense would be nowhere near where it was last year, when the Hurricanes made it all the way to the state Open Division semifinals. On Saturday night, Kapolei’s new offense looked a lot like the old one. Kalaola completed 24 of 29 passes for 318 yards with no interceptions and four touchdowns in a 41-7 […]

GAME NIGHT 8/19: Roosevelt/Pearl City

By Hawaii Prep World on August 19, 2017

Pearl City and Roosevelt meet in the second game of a doubleheader tonight at Aloha Stadium in what has always been an entertaining series. The series is tied 7-7-1 but Pearl City has won the last five dating back to a tie in 2007. Roosevelt’s last win over Pearl City was way back in 2002. These teams have never played each other at Aloha Stadium. Roosevelt hasn’t won at Aloha Stadium since beating Aiea in 1992, a span of nine straight losses. Roosevelt hasn’t started a season 2-0 since 2007. Roosevelt hasn’t had a 100-yard rusher since the final game of 2014, when Shaedon Kalei did it, a span of 17 games. Pearl City has not won at Aloha Stadium […]

GAME NIGHT 8/19: Kalani/Kaimuki

By Hawaii Prep World on August 19, 2017

Two teams with opposite results to open the season meet in the first game of a doubleheader tonight at Aloha Stadium. Kaimuki is coming off an impressive 63-0 blowout of defending OIA D-II champion Waialua while Kalani suffered a 22-16 overtime loss to Pearl City after an incredible fourth quarter comeback to force the extra period. Kaimuki Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0) Head coach: David Tautofi 2017 Bulldogs roster VS. Kalani Falcons (0-1, 0-1) Head coach: Scott Melemai 2017 Falcons roster Kaimuki 41, Kalani 34 at Aloha Stadium Kalani (0-2, 0-2) 14 13 0 7 — 34
 Kaimuki (2-0, 2-0) 14 14 7 6 — 41 Kaim—Ieke Seei-Cleveland 8 run (Richard Burton kick) Kaim—Jordan Solomon 3 run (Burton kick) Kaln—Zachary Wong 22 […]

GAME NIGHT 8/19: Castle/Kapolei

By Hawaii Prep World on August 19, 2017

No. 5 Kapolei is looking for its first 3-0 start to the season since 2007 when it hosts Castle, which got a win last week over Radford. NOTES: Kapolei leads the series 4-1. The Hurricanes and Knights have played each other in each of the last three years with Kapolei winning each time. Kapolei pitched three straight shutouts against Castle from 2012-2015. Kapolei has never had a 100-yard rusher against Castle. Darren Hernandez has never lost to Castle on Kapolei’s field. CASTLE KNIGHTS (1-1, 1-0) Head coach: John Hao 2017 Knights roster VS. KAPOLEI HURRICANES (2-0, 1-0) Head coach: Darren Hernandez 2017 Hurricanes roster No. 5 Kapolei 41, Castle 7, FINAL. 9:31: Game over. 9:23: Cody Marques in at QB […]

GAME NIGHT 8/19: Aiea/Campbell

By Hawaii Prep World on August 19, 2017

Aiea has not beaten Campbell since 2010, a string of seven straight losses. Wendell Say is 4-10 all time against Campbell and 3-3 against Darren Johnson. Aiea has not had a 100-yard rusher against Campbell since Pepe Lopez had 166 in 1989, a span of 15 games. Campbell leads the series 15-8. Krenston Kaipo was the third quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards for a Darren Johnson-coached team last week, joining Ranson Kepa of 2002 Kailua (373 yards) and Taleki Mailau of 2000 Kailua (387). Kaipo had 386 last week. Kepa had 242 in his next start and Mailau had 100. Aiea top passer vs. Campbell: Alfredo Higa with 318 yards in 2006 Aiea top rusher vs. Campbell: […]

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