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Kaimuki will challenge former QB in Vegas

By Nick Abramo on March 15, 2018

David Tautofi‘s connection to Las Vegas continues to get stronger. The Kaimuki coach is bringing his football team there for a game this year, and it just so happens it’s against Jordan Solomon‘s new team. Solomon was Kaimuki’s starting quarterback last season and has since transferred to Sierra Vista, which will play the Bulldogs on Sept. 7. In two seasons with Kaimuki, Solomon threw for 3,364 yard and 37 touchdowns and rushed for 351 yards and seven more scores. “Jordan […]

Sources: ‘Iolani football moving up to D-I

By Nick Abramo on March 9, 2018

Hawaii Prep World has learned through multiple sources that the Interscholastic League of Honolulu has decided that ‘Iolani will move up to Division I for regular-season and state-tournament classification for football starting this fall. No official announcement has been made by the ILH. St. Francis, meanwhile, will move down to Division II. Last year, both ‘Iolani and St. Francis played a D-II ILH schedule, with ‘Iolani going to D-II states and St. Francis classified for D-I for states.’ When the […]

Campbell to play football game in Arizona

By Nick Abramo on March 9, 2018

Campbell is taking a trip to the mainland for football this fall, according to head coach Darren Johnson. The Sabers will play O’Connor High in Phoenix on Aug. 31. The game came about due to Johnson’s connections with Eagles head coach Steve Casey. Johnson played wide receiver for Casey at Arizona Western and then was an assistant under Casey at Arizona Western. The Eagles, who are a 6A team in Arizona, went 3-7 a year ago. “We talked about it […]

Farrington’s Okimoto steps down as football coach

By Nick Abramo on March 8, 2018

Farrington’s Randall Okimoto said Wednesday night he is leaving his job as football coach of the Governors after 16 years at the helm. Okimoto informed the school administration of his decision Monday and met with his players to tell them on Wednesday. Okimoto plans to spend more time with his children, ages 9 and 4, and wife. He also said he had been weighing the pros and cons of coaching/raising a family for about the last six seasons and nearly […]

ILH likely to count football games against OIA

By Nick Abramo on March 5, 2018

Most ILH football coaches believe the league will count its regular-season games against OIA teams in determining ILH champions and state berths. No official decision has been made by the ILH office. Late last month, the OIA and ILH put the finishing touches on a historic deal that brings the leagues together for a full slate of interleague games. When the agreement was officially announced, it was clear that the OIA would not count interleague games against the ILH in […]

Kaimuki to play football game in Las Vegas

By Nick Abramo on March 5, 2018

Kaimuki will travel to play a football game against Sierra Vista in Las Vegas on Sept. 7. The Mountain Lions from Las Vegas went 6-3 a year ago, including a 43-0 loss to powerhouse Bishop Gorman. The Bulldogs went 5-4 and lost 7-0 to Pearl City in the semifinals of the OIA Division II playoffs. Kaimuki is one of six Oahu schools with a game slated against a mainland team this fall. All six games are listed below. Friday, Aug. […]

1964 prep football all-star teams

By Jerry Campany on March 3, 2018

Only one player was a unanimous selection to the Honolulu Advertiser 1964 All-State football team. Punanhou’s Charley Wedemeyer was the consensus player of the year in both newspapers. Buffanblu teammates Doug Jacobsen and Wayne Sterling were also first-team selections by both newspapers. The Advertiser had two more Buffanblu players on its first team — tackle Ed Pickering and guard Robert Klein. The Star-Bulletin added Punahou center Fred Hemmings. McKinley’s Allen Takamori was the other back to make the first team in […]

Mililani to play St. John Bosco in California

By Nick Abramo on March 2, 2018

Mililani will visit St. John Bosco for a football game against the Braves in Bellflower, Calif., on Aug. 31. This will be the third trip in the last four seasons for the Trojans. They defeated Clayton Valley Charter 49-30 in Concord, Calif., last season. In 2015, they visited Liberty in Las Vegas and lost 76-53. Those are the only two times Mililani has played an opponent from the mainland. A year ago, the Trojans went 10-2, losing to Kahuku 35-31 […]