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Kamehameha, Kahuku linemen make commitments

By Billy Hull on November 22, 2017

Kamehameha senior Jonah Welch, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end, has given an oral commitment to play football at the U.S. Naval Academy. He announced the decision on Twitter with a video. CASE CLOSED…. #Committed ✔️ pic.twitter.com/DHw5bmrYLd — JKW (@jonah_41) November 23, 2017 Welch had seven scholarship offers and chose Navy over Air Force, Army, Hawaii, Nevada, Syracuse and Vanderbilt. Navy currently lists three players from Hawaii on its roster, WR/RB Keoni-Kordell Makekau (‘Iolani), OL Adam Amosa-Tagovailoa (Campbell) and defensive lineman […]

Saint Louis’ title victory over Kahuku: crazy good

By Nick Abramo on November 19, 2017

The appetizer was so very good that it seemed quite possible the main course would turn out bland. But instead, the third game of Saturday’s tripleheader at Aloha Stadium was a crazy-good show-stopper for football connoisseurs and an incredible capper for Hawaii’s football-hungry fans, who got an extra-sweet treat in the first game of the day — Lahainaluna’s 75-69 seven-overtime win over Konawaena in the D-II championship game. With a kickoff at 9:58 p.m. Saturday, and the final play happening […]

VIDEO: Saint Louis vs. Kahuku scoring highlights

By Paul Honda on November 19, 2017

Saint Louis vs. Kahuku, scoring highlights, Open Division final, First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships, Aloha Stadium. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Halftime score: Crusaders 14, Red Raiders 7.

GAME NIGHT: No. 1 Saint Louis/No. 2 Kahuku

By Hawaii Prep World on November 18, 2017

For the third year in a row, the high school football season will end with a clash between the two most storied prep football programs in the state. No. 1 Saint Louis (9-0) and its 14 Prep Bowls and four state titles faces No. 2 Kahuku (11-1), which has won eight state championships. Kahuku dominated the Crusaders, 39-14, in 2015 before Saint Louis came back to win last season’s showdown, 30-14. Looks like we will start at 9:55 p.m. Saint […]

Kahuku pregame posture: cool confidence

By Nick Abramo on November 17, 2017

Things were pretty relaxed before Kahuku football practice Friday afternoon. But don’t let that lack of intense emotion fool you. Behind the smiles and easy talk from the leaders on the field is an inner mechanism just waiting to go off into a controlled rage on cue tomorrow. Perhaps it will be timed to set off when the sea of red fans at Aloha Stadium do their first tomahawk chop or when the players gather for a haka, if they […]

Q&A: Kahuku coach Makoa Freitas on St. Louis

By Paul Honda on November 17, 2017

Kahuku football coach Makoa Freitas is busy in the morning, busy in the afternoon, busy at night. He does all he can, and that means time is precious. Two days before the showdown — the rematch — with defending state champion Saint Louis, he chatted with Hawaii Prep World about being a first-year head coach facing veteran Cal Lee and Saint Louis, the evolution of Kahuku’s offense and more. Makoa Freitas Kahuku football Q&A HPW: Before I forget to ask, […]

Kahuku dominates when it’s 1 vs. 2

By Billy Hull on November 13, 2017

Saturday’s Open Division championship game in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championship will pit No. 1 Saint Louis and No. 2 Kahuku in a battle between the top two teams in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Football Top 10. Since the debut of the Star-Advertiser rankings in 2010, there have been 15 meetings between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the state. The No. 1 team is 9-6 in those meetings. TEAM RECORDS IN THESE GAMES: Kahuku (7-2) Saint […]

VIDEOS: Kahuku-Waianae scoring plays

By Nick Abramo on November 12, 2017

All of the scoring plays (along with one interception by each team) from Kahuku’s 10-7 victory over Waianae can be seen by clicking the video links below. In one of the videos, a Kahuku touchdown pass in the North end zone was eventually called back due to a penalty.