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Waianae FINALLY gets Kahuku at home

By Billy Hull on August 17, 2017

Last year before the regular season game between then-No. 1 Kahuku and Waianae, we wrote about the long rivalry between the two schools. Kahuku vs. Waianae: The Crunch Bowl? Since then, Kahuku went on to win its 25th OIA championship, extending its lead over Waianae, which has 18. Kahuku also beat Waianae in the OIA playoffs, making it 17 straight wins against the Seariders. Maybe even more impressive is the four straight shutouts Kahuku has logged against Waianae. You have to go back to the final play of a 2014 game when Kekoa Kaluhiokalani threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jurick Valdez as time expired to find the last Searider score in the series. It’s not looking good for a […]

Kaiser forfeits; OIA tweaks this week’s slate

By Nick Abramo on August 15, 2017

The Kaiser High School varsity football team is forfeiting its game Saturday against Radford. Lon Passos, the Radford coach, said Tuesday that his Rams (0-1) will not be in action this week due to Kaiser’s decision. A source at Kaiser confirmed it. This will be Kaiser’s second league forfeit in a row and the third straight week the Cougars (who will be 0-2) were unable to field a team with enough players to safely play a game. Kaiser forfeited last weekend’s game against Mililani. The week before, the school canceled a scheduled nonleague game against Roosevelt. The Kaiser JV team’s game against Radford will still be played on Saturday, but has been moved to Farrington’s Skippa Diaz Stadium at 4 […]

Saint Louis is unanimous No. 1

By Billy Hull on August 14, 2017

The final voter to keep Saint Louis out of the top spot has finally been swayed. Wins over two teams that qualified for the state tournament last year by a combined score of 110-7 will do that as the Crusaders have opened the 2017 season looking vastly superior to the rest of the field in the state. Saint Louis earned all 10 first-place votes and is the unanimous No. 1 team in this week’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser football top 10 released on Monday. Kahuku (1-0), which had held the other first-place vote over the first two weeks, is ranked second. The Red Raiders were picked second on eight of 10 ballots with one voter placing Kahuku third behind Kapolei and another […]

Week 2 recap: Hilo makes most of trip

By Nick Abramo on August 13, 2017

Week 2 of the Hawaii High School football season is in the books, and there were some interesting, telling outcomes. Unranked Hilo came to Oahu and handily secured a 62-35 victory over ‘Iolani at Eddie Hamada Field on Saturday. The Raiders opened the season as the 10th-ranked team in the state before falling out of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 last week. The Vikings may have a case to enter the poll, which will be released around Noon on Monday. In a huge matchup, No. 5 Kapolei went into No. 7 Waianae and came away with a 7-0 victory in the War Club trophy rivalry game. No. 9 Campbell squeezed past No. 8 Farrington 26-20 in another one of three […]

VIDEO: Kaimuki-Waialua highlights

By Paul Honda on August 13, 2017

Video highlights of Kaimuki’s 63-0 win over Waialua in the OIA Division II regular-season opener for both teams at Edward Skippa Diaz Stadium.

Hilo’s Huddleston a special talent

By Paul Honda on August 13, 2017

Kahale Huddleston has played long enough to know it’s not a one-man show. Not even after a six-touchdown afternoon at storied Eddie Hamada Field. The Hilo senior rushed for 244 yards and scored six touchdowns, brisk and elusive as the warm trade winds slipping over the natural grass field. Huddleston, whose height and weight weren’t listed in the roster, stands at roughly 6 feet and isn’t quite 190 pounds, according to Coach Kaeo Drummundo. But he was brilliantly untouchable on most plays, and sometimes when he was grabbed, he paid no heed. “He shredded us,” Iolani coach Wendell Look said. Huddleston’s offseason work was more like a personal mission. He also started at free safety in the first half. Hilo […]

Kaimuki’s iron men play at another speed

By Paul Honda on August 13, 2017

Everywhere they go, home and away games, they ride the bus. That hasn’t stopped the Kaimuki Bulldogs from emerging as a stronger team each season under Coach David Tautofi. They made an immediate impression to the rest of the OIA Division II universe with a 63-0 shellacking of a decimated Waialua squad on Saturday night at Edward Skippa Diaz Stadium. Even with just 25 players in uniform, Kaimuki was in hurry-up mode in the first half and dictated the tempo. “Most of these boys play a lot bigger than they are and that’s the mantra of our team. We’re 25 strong but it feels like we have 50,” said Tautofi, who added that nine more players will return soon. It […]

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