‘Iolani senior Keoni-Kordell Makekau currently holds three Division I offers but is waiting to hopefully have more options before making his college choice. The 5-foot-10, 168-pound wide receiver, whose offer list consists of Navy, Washington State and Hawaii, took an official visit to Navy two weekends ago and found the school similar to his current […]


While in the Aloha Stadium press dugout room that is usually reserved for photographers, I was writing about Radford’s 30-16 victory over Kapaa in the Division II football state championship game on Friday night. The Division I title game was in progress and Kahuku had just scored its first touchdown to make it 7-6. I […]


Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Punahou linebacker La’akea Look were named the ILH Division I offensive and defense most valuable players on Monday. Kamehameha’a Doug Cosbie was the coach of the year. In Division II, Damien quarterback Marcus Faufata-Pedrina took home offensive MVP honors and Pac-Five’s Casey Nakamura was the defensive MVP. Damien’s Eddie […]


Wayne Taulapapa has always been more about winning as a team than as an individual. But this season, for the first time in his career, the Buffanblu turned in their pads before turning the calendar to November so there is not much left other than individual awards. Taulapapa got a big one on Monday night, […]


Kahuku’s 39-14 win over Saint Louis to claim the Division I state football title last Friday night left no doubt. It also sent a message to voters in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 rankings not to count out the OIA quite so quick. For the second year in a row, the lower-ranked OIA team knocked […]


Kapolei senior offensive lineman Toleafoa Sean Auwae opened up his recruiting on Monday announcing on Twitter he is no longer committed to UCLA. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder was named to the All-OIA Blue first team last week after helping the Hurricanes advance to the OIA quarterfinals before losing to eventual state champion Kahuku to end the […]


Kahuku’s convincing 39-14 victory over Saint Louis for the state Division I championship helped the Red Raiders move up 90 spots to No. 24 in the MaxPreps national computer rankings released Sunday. The Red Raiders capped their 13-0 season on Friday at Aloha Stadium. They could go up or down from there, depending on how […]


The 2015 Hawaii high school football season was quite a ride. When the final Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10 rankings come out on Monday, Kahuku will surely end the season No. 1, meaning four different teams at some point held the top spot this season. That’s never happened in the history of the HSA poll. The […]


Linebacker Jonathan Bilyeu took his ballhawking skills to another level on Friday night, recovering two fumbles and intercepting a pass in Kapaa’s 30-16 Division II football state final loss to Radford on Friday at Aloha Stadium. He made life agonizingly difficult for the Rams (13-0) with those three plays in the first half that helped […]


Boy, have times changed. Cigar-smoking, fedora-wearing coaches long ago (or so we’ve heard) used to say things in a gruff voice, like “All we need is 3 yards every carry and we get a first down every four downs.” Young’uns’ eyes would sparkle as they admired the plain, brutal logic of that thinking and they […]