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Castle shows Hao to beat No. 7 Moanalua

By Nick Abramo on October 21, 2018

Castle’s game plan was evident from the first moments of Saturday night’s 28-14 upset of No. 7 Moanalua in the OIA Division I semifinals. They made it clear they were going to be coming straight at Na Menehune, trying to make it a game of power instead of the finesse that Moanalua has been winning with. It worked brilliantly. Moanalua fumbled the opening kickoff and the Knights’ Justice Ching was on it like a fly on food. That led to […]

Roosevelt continues historic run

By Christian Shimabuku on October 20, 2018

The Roosevelt football team has been on a steady climb, more than doubling its wins in each of Kui Kahooilihala’s three years at the helm. Up next for the 9-2 Rough Riders? A chance to do something that’s never been done in program history. Roosevelt has never won an OIA or state championship, but after Saturday night’s 23-7 win over Pearl City, the Rough Riders set up a date with Kaimuki for the OIA Division II Championship game on Oct. […]

Asuega-Fualaau’s 223 yards, 2 TDs spark Kaimuki to win

By Paul Honda on October 20, 2018

After 28 carries and 223 yards, plus three catches for 14 yards, Naomas Asuega-Fualaau could use a little rest. The Kaimuki junior followed his blocking teammates for gain after gain, and the Bulldogs advanced to the championship game of the OIA Division II playoffs with a hard-earned 30-14 win over Kaiser on Saturday night at John Kauinana Stadium. It was a remarkable performance, the third-highest single-game rushing total by a Kaimuki player ever. The top game is by Justin Paredes, […]

Intense rehab leads to payday for Kaimuki’s Lucero

By Nick Abramo on October 20, 2018

Enzo Lucero‘s football season was over in July. But because of his hard work in rehab, he’s back in business on the football field for Kaimuki. Lucero had two sacks and batted down a pass in the Bulldogs’ 30-14 victory over Kaiser in the OIA Division II semifinals. The win locked up a berth in the state D-II tournament. Now, Kaimuki (9-2, 8-0) gets Roosevelt for the league’s D-II title on Friday at Aloha Stadium. Lucero sounded like he was […]

GAME NIGHT 10/20: Kaiser/Kaimuki

By Paul Honda on October 20, 2018

Kaimuki 30, Kaiser 14, final 7:23: Game over. 7:22: The Cougars get to the 1 and with the clock running down, Tom is stopped at the 1. He gets one more play off, but the ball squirts loose and is recovred by Kaimuki’s Elijah Lemalu. 7:19: Esteban catches a 16-yard Tom pass. Kaiser has the ball on the Kaimuki 11. 1:05 left in game. 7:17: On a second down play, Tom is sacked by Enzo Lucero of the Bulldogs. 7:16: […]

GAME NIGHT 10/20: Pearl City/Roosevelt

By Christian Shimabuku on October 20, 2018

Roosevelt 23, Pearl City 7, FINAL ———- 7:16: Roosevelt runs out the clock and 23-7 is your final. The Rough Riders clinch a spot in the OIA championship game and Division II state tournament all at once for the first time since 2007. 7:10: Roosevelt makes a goal line stand on Pearl City and gets the ball back with 3:31 left up 23-7. Look for them to run out the clock here. 6:58: Roosevelt is forced into punting again. BUT […]

GAME NIGHT 10/20: Castle/Moanalua

By Nick Abramo on October 20, 2018

Castle 28, No. 7 Moanalua 14, Final Kealohi snakes away from pass rushers, but is sacked for a loss of nearly 30 yards. He isn’t giving up. He zig-zags for a zany pickup of about 30 yards. Next play, Moanalua OL is injured with :11 left. Turnover on downs, Castle ball. Castle takes a knee and the upset of the night is official. Kealohi rolls right, throws a lateral to lineman Noah Enrico, but before big 50 can make a […]

Farrington gets final OIA Open playoff berth

By Billy Hull on October 20, 2018

Farrington won a three-team coin toss today for the last playoff spot in the OIA Open Division, Govs coach Daniel Sanchez said. The Governors (2-8 overall) finished in a three-way tie with Kapolei and Waianae at 1-4 in league games. Farrington will play at top-seeded Mililani on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. No. 2 seed Campbell (7-3, 4-1) will host No. 3 seed Kahuku (6-3, 3-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a rematch of the Sabers’ 28-27 win in Ewa […]