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Kamehameha’s Peterson named to Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on November 8, 2018

The first of two final picks for the Polynesian Bowl from Hawaii has been made today with Kamehameha defensive back/linebacker Tiger Peterson earning an invite to the annual high school football all-star game. Peterson, who is 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, is committed to the University of Hawaii, choosing the Rainbow Warriors over offers from Air Force and Utah State. The 2019 Polynesian Bowl will take place Saturday, Jan. 19, at Aloha Stadium. Peterson is the fourth player from Kamehameha selected, […]

Kamehameha’s Kupono Blake named Polynesian Bowl All Star

By Billy Hull on October 25, 2018

Kamehameha defensive lineman Kupono Blake has been selected to the 2019 Polynesian Bowl. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Air Force commit has had a breakout season as a senior, putting himself in the mix for the state’s defensive player of the year award given out by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in December. He finished the season with four sacks in his final three games, including two in a playoff loss to Punahou. Blake is the third Polynesian Bowl All Star from Kamehameha, joining […]

CLOSING THE BOOK: Kamehameha Warriors

By Billy Hull on October 23, 2018

The Kamehameha Warriors again came up just short of finishing .500 for the first time under third-year head coach Abu Ma’afala, and the numbers make it pretty clear where they need to get better in order to contend. On defense, Ma’afala has made a huge difference since replacing Doug Cosbie prior to the start of the 2016 season. Kamehameha allowed 30.2 points per game against ILH competition in Cosbie’s final year and 31.2 points per game in Ma’afala’s first year. […]

Punahou shuts out Kamehameha on way to ILH title game

By Paul Honda on October 19, 2018

This was one of the strangest 35-0 games in recent memory. No. 2 Punahou (7-2, 6-2) advanced to the ILH Open Division championship game with a lopsided win over No. 8 Kamehameha (4-6, 3-5), but it was defense instead of the usual offensive exploits that carried Punahou. “The kids performed really well. They played with discipline. Kamehameha’s very athletic with a big offensive line, good receivers, athletic quarterback, so we’re proud of the kids and the way they played,” Punahou […]

GAME NIGHT 10/19: Punahou/Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on October 19, 2018

No. 2 Punahou 35, No. 8 Kamehameha 0, FINAL Punahou’s early defensive exploits — four turnovers forced including a pick-6 by Trent Shiraki — did the job. The Buffanblu will meet No. 1 Saint Louis next week for the ILH Open championship. Punahou limited Kamehameha to 153 yards of total offense. At Aloha Stadium Kamehameha (4-6, 3-5) 0 0 0 0 — 0 Punahou (7-2, 6-2) 21 7 7 0 — 35 PUN—Koa Eldredge 7 pass from Hugh Brady (Tim […]

Q&A: Kamehameha DB and Hawaii commit Tiger Peterson

By Paul Honda on October 19, 2018

Sometimes the toughest path leads to the highest heights. For the Kamehameha Warriors, competing in one of the nation’s toughest divisions means that the highs and lows can be dizzying. There’s tradition. History. Expectation. Senior Tiger Peterson knows them well. Peterson, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back, committed to Hawaii on June 26. He also has offers from Air Force and Utah State. He chatted with Hawaii Prep World on Wednesday about tonight’s ILH playoff game with Punahou and the process […]

Kamehameha gathers to honor late coach Santos

By Nick Abramo on October 18, 2018

Kamehameha lost a longtime football and track and field coach Oct. 6, when Rob Santos died. Last Saturday, the school honored his memory at a ceremony at Kunuiakea Stadium. Santos was an All-State offensive lineman for the Warriors and returned to Kapalama to coach for more than 30 years. He also volunteered more than 14,000 hours of his time developing ‘oiwi leaders, according to a news release sent out by the school. During the ceremony, intermediate, junior varsity and varsity […]

Kamehameha linebacker added to Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on October 18, 2018

Kamehameha linebacker Hoku Arias, a 6-foot, 205-pound linebacker who is a candidate for the Star-Advertiser’s All-State defensive player of the year award, has been named a Polynesian Bowl All Star today. The leader in the middle of Kamehameha’s defense, Arias made his presence known from the opening game of the season, when he had three sacks in a win over Kapolei. He’s got seven total sacks for the season and has also blocked a punt and forced two fumbles, including […]