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Kahuku DE named Polynesian Bowl All-Star

By Billy Hull on September 20, 2018

Kahuku’s Tausili Fiatoa, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end, has been selected a Polynesian Bowl All-Star. Fiatoa, who transferred from Orem (Utah) for his senior season after starting his high school career with the Red Raiders, is the second Kahuku player selected to the game, joining offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi. Fiatoa is a Brigham Young commit and also holds offers from Fresno State, Oregon State, Utah State and Navy. For the most updated list of players selected, click here. The 2019 […]

VIDEO: Career games by ‘Iolani’s Nishigaya, Makekau

By Paul Honda on September 20, 2018

‘Iolani’s 30-19 victory over Damien was a huge step for the Raiders over their ILH Division I foes. It was also a game of highlights for running back Kaua Nishigaya, who rushed for a career-high 226 yards. Placekicker Miki Makekau also set a state record for longest field goal by a female kicker, making a 44-yarder. She finished with three crucial field goals in the game.

Kalilikane-McMoore enjoys what might be his only game

By Nick Abramo on September 18, 2018

Saturday was a bright day in what has turned into a mess of a fall football season for Skylar Kalilikane-McMoore. Kalilikane-McMoore is a junior in high school, an offensive lineman for St. Francis, and he and is family are doing what they can through the court system to get him on the field as an eligible player this season. Amazingly, he was eligible for and got to play last Saturday in the Saints’ 26-6 victory over Pac-Five. But it’s possible […]

Q&A: Kaimuki ironman lineman Sama Paama

By Paul Honda on September 18, 2018

Sama Paama keeps things focused and basic. The 6-foot-4, 355-pound two-way lineman — and occasional placekicker — has learned what it takes to turn a dream into reality. Carve away the distractions. Eyes on the prize. It’s a tool of success that he learned during his years at Kaimuki High School. Next stop: Washington. For years, all he would think about was USC. Then he started drawing attention from Hawaii, Pac-12 schools, including USC, as well as Big 12 and […]

Moanalua enters Top 10 for first time in 7 years

By Billy Hull on September 17, 2018

For the first time since 2011, Moanalua will have a number next to its name entering a game. And it’s the lowest number for Na Menehune ever. After improving to 4-0 with a 23-10 win over then-No. 9 Leilehua on Friday night, Moanalua earns a No. 8 ranking in the the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10 released today. Since the debut of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser rankings in 2010, Moanalua has been ranked four times. Na Menehune climbed as high […]

Saint Louis doesn’t move in national rankings

By Billy Hull on September 17, 2018

Fresh off stretching its winning streak to 19 games, the Saint Louis Crusaders did not move in the latest national rankings. Saint Louis remained at No. 10 in the MaxPreps 25 and No. 11 in the USA Today Super 25. The Crusaders played its closest game of the season on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium, holding off Punahou 35-28. Saint Louis trailed for the first time after giving up a 90-yard touchdown drive on Punahou’s first possession of the game. […]

VIDEO: Moanalua improves to 4-0 with win over Leilehua

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2018

The OIA Division I showdown between Moanalua and No. 9-ranked Leilehua, two football teams unbeaten in league play, promised to be an offensive explosion. Instead, this turned into a battle in the trenches, the lowest-scoring game for the visiting Na Menehune and the host Mules. Led by defensive lineman Tupu Alualu, Moanalua limited one of the state’s top running backs, James McGary, to 12 yards on eight carries. Moanalua prevailed 23-10 to seize sole possession of first place.

Kekahuna’s 2 90-yard TD’s highlight St. Francis win

By Paul Honda on September 16, 2018

Before every game, Joseph Kekahuna has simple, but pertinent advice for grandson Shepherd Kekahuna. “Take no prisoners.” Kekahuna did exactly that, clutching up in a scoreless battle with a determined Pac-Five squad on Saturday afternoon at Aloha Stadium. The versatile, two-way Saint returned an interception 92 yards for a touchdown, and moments later, he broke off a 98-yard TD run. He finished with 110 rushing yards on five carries, and also caught three passes from Bubba Akana for 59 yards. […]