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Kalani closes season on high note

By Christian Shimabuku on September 29, 2017

No team wants to have its season end in September, but no team wants to end its season with a loss, either. With full knowledge that Friday night’s contest would be its last of the season, Kalani rode the electric arm of Seth Tina-Soberano and kept its foot on the pedal in a 41-13 rout of Kalaheo in what doubled up as homecoming and senior night for the Falcons. “It’s great to end the season like this. It’s great to […]

GAME NIGHT 9/29: Kalaheo/Kalani

By Hawaii Prep World on September 29, 2017

Kalaheo needs a win over Kalani to keep its slim playoff hopes alive for the final week of the regular season in OIA Division II. The Falcons will play their final game on homecoming night. Top performances in series Kalaheo passing vs. Kalani: Kelii Tilton with 243 yards in 1989 Kalaheo rushing vs. Kalani: Jesse Carney with 379 yards in 2010 Kalaheo receiving vs. Kalani: Derick Morgan with 288 yards in 2011 Kalani passing vs. Kalaheo: David Rasmussen with 337 […]

GAME NIGHT 9/22: Kalani/Roosevelt

By Hawaii Prep World on September 22, 2017

The winner of tonight’s game between Kalani and Roosevelt will be on the inside track to claiming the fourth and final playoff berth in OIA Division II. Top performances in series: Kalani passing vs. Roosevelt: Noah Brum with 445 yards in 2013 Kalani rushing vs. Roosevelt: Jaemi Harris with 211 yards in 2015 Kalani receiving vs. Roosevelt: Albert Sabog with 300 yards in 1991 Roosevelt passing vs. Kalani: Andrew Kamanao with 481 yards in 1991 Roosevelt rushing vs. Kalani: Dennis […]

GAME NIGHT 9/16: Kalani/Waipahu

By Hawaii Prep World on September 16, 2017

There will be at least one undefeated team remaining in OIA Division II after tonight — and maybe two — if Waipahu can beat Kalani in the first game played on the new field at Kaiser Stadium. Kalani hasn’t beaten Waipahu since 1972 when Fancy Misipeka was carrying the load. That’s 10 losses in a row. Kalani quarterback Seth Tina-Soberano (ribs) will not play tonight. Falcons hope to have him back for Roosevelt game next week. Senior Justin Gatewood expected to get […]

GAME NIGHT 9/2: Kalani/Waialua

By Hawaii Prep World on September 2, 2017

KALANI FALCONS (1-2, 1-2 OIA D-II) Head coach: Scott Melemai 2017 Falcons roster VS. WAIALUA BULLDOGS (0-3, 0-2) Head coach: Lincoln Barit 2017 Bulldogs roster Kalani 33, Waialua 0, Final Kalani 33, Waialua 0, 10:21, fourth quarter Zachary Chong hauls in a 14-yard TD pass from Tina-Sobarano in the right corner of the end zone. The Bulldogs are still playing hard, just struggling on offense with a young QB who has some raw talent. They’ve sacked Tina-Sobarano four times, including […]

Tina-Sobarano has Kalani in good hands

By Christian Shimabuku on August 26, 2017

Based on his ’88’ jersey number and speed, Kalani senior Seth Tina-Sobarano might look like a converted wide receiver playing quarterback. But make no mistake, he’s exclusively a quarterback. And he proved it with his arm in the Falcons’ 57-24 win over McKinley on Saturday night at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium. The third-year Falcons starter was 14-for-20 for 302 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Many of his deep balls were delivered with just the right combination of power and touch. […]

GAME NIGHT 8/26: Kalani/McKinley

By Hawaii Prep World on August 26, 2017

The Tigers made headlines last week starting Alexandria Buchanan at QB, who threw a touchdown pass. They’re still searching for their first win in four years however and face a Kalani team that has suffered through two close losses to start the season. MCKINLEY TIGERS (0-3, 0-2 OIA D-II) Head coach: Pat Silva 2017 Tigers roster VS. KALANI FALCONS (0-2, 0-2) Head coach: Scott Melemai 2017 Falcons roster Kalani 57, McKinley 24, FINAL 8:33: Kalani runs the clock out for […]

GAME NIGHT 8/19: Kalani/Kaimuki

By Hawaii Prep World on August 19, 2017

Two teams with opposite results to open the season meet in the first game of a doubleheader tonight at Aloha Stadium. Kaimuki is coming off an impressive 63-0 blowout of defending OIA D-II champion Waialua while Kalani suffered a 22-16 overtime loss to Pearl City after an incredible fourth quarter comeback to force the extra period. Kaimuki Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0) Head coach: David Tautofi 2017 Bulldogs roster VS. Kalani Falcons (0-1, 0-1) Head coach: Scott Melemai 2017 Falcons roster Kaimuki […]