The ILH House of Blues

by Paul Honda on October 9, 2015

Ranked No. 5 statewide. Elite defense. Stellar special teams. Explosive offense even with a third-string QB. The Kamehameha Warriors won’t be part of the state football tournament, not after last night’s 26-23 loss to No. 1 Punahou. Another year, another heartbreak for teams — pick a sport — from the shark tank of ILH athletics. […]


The Kamehameha Warriors have scored more points than they have given up in league play and are ranked fifth in the state. Yet, eight days into the month of October, Kamehameha was eliminated from postseason play with a 1-4 ILH record. How is that even possible? That’s the reality of playing in a four-team league […]


When Punahou rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat Kamehameha last night, 26-23, it was a bit surreal. For Punahou, it was 3 hours of pure passing ecstacy. Ephraim Tuliloa was rarely a mad bomber, but he was certainly precise as he engineered a 41-for-52, 442-yard night to break his own single-game school record. For […]


Michael Feliciano (70 yards rushing, 162 yards receiving on 10 catches) chats after Moanalua’s loss to defending champion Mililani.


Coach Jason Cauley chats on senior night after his team’s loss to defending champion Mililani.


FIRST QUARTER Punahou receives. Adam Stack touchback. Ephraim Tuliloa makes the start at QB. Tuliloa has the Buffanblu moving despite a sack after a shotgun snap slipped through his hands. He completes four passes in a row including a 37-yarder on a deep post by Keala Martinson, who injures an ankle on the play. PUN […]


Leilehua coach Nolan Tokuda told Paul Honda on Wednesday that he expects quarterback Kona Andres to start Friday’s OIA first-round playoff game against Moanalua. Andres has been the Mules’ starter since Week 2 when he took over for Kaleo Piceno, who suffered a season-ending injury in the season opener against No. 1 Punahou. The 5-foot-9, […]

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The OIA football playoffs in Division I are set. Here is a quick look at next week’s four first-round games. Three of the four games will be Friday with Campbell at Kaiser taking place Saturday according to OC16. FIRST ROUND OCT. 9-10 The matchup: Campbell (1-7) at Kaiser (4-4) Head-to-head: Campbell leads 6-5 Last meeting: […]


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