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2017 Top Stories: Taulia takes over in Alabama

By Paul Honda on January 3, 2018

In Tuesday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Paul Honda wrote about the top 10 prep stories of 2017. You can read it here. Here’s a deeper look at one of the 10 stories. 9. Taulia takes over in Alabama His departure from Kapolei broke a few hearts, but Taulia Tagovailoa hasn’t missed a beat since landing at Thompson High School in Alabaster, Ala. He had two prolific seasons at Kapolei, where he passed for 6,703 yards and 64 touchdowns. His family then moved […]

Kapolei DB invited to 2018 Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on November 9, 2017

Kapolei senior Dylan Toilolo, who played on both offense and defense for the Hurricanes this season, has been invited to the 2018 Polynesian Bowl. Toilolo, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound safety who has also played linebacker and running back, was an All-State first team selection as a junior linebacker at Saint Louis. He transferred to Kapolei just prior to the start of the season and helped the Hurricanes advance to the OIA quarterfinals before losing to Kahuku. He also dabbled at running […]

VIDEO: No. 2 Kahuku ousts No 10 Kapolei

By Paul Honda on October 14, 2017

No. 10 Kapolei visits No. 2 Kahuku in the quarterfinals of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I playoffs. The Red Raiders score 28 unanswered points to advance, getting a TD pass from Sol-Jay Maiava to Duke Heffernan on the final play of the first half. With no time on the clock, Kahuku quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava scrambles away from Kapolei’s pass rush to fire a 21-yard touchdown pass to Duke Heffernan for a 28-7 lead going into the half. Kahuku went […]

GAME NIGHT 10/13: Kahuku/Kapolei

By Hawaii Prep World on October 13, 2017

The Hurricanes can play spoilers once again on the North Shore. Kahuku has won 47 straight home games. The last loss? To Kapolei in the 2007 OIA quarterfinals. Here we are once again. Q&A: Kahuku coach Makoa Freitas on Kapolei Hernandez returns to Kahuku’s house of horrors Top performances in the series: Kapolei passing vs. Kahuku: Taulia Tagovailoa with 356 yards in 2015 Kapolei rushing vs. Kahuku: Mason Koa with 137 yards in 2006 Kapolei receiving vs. Kahuku: Jaymin Sarono […]

Hernandez returns to Kahuku’s house of horrors

By Jerry Campany on October 12, 2017

Darren Hernandez can’t seem to shake Alex Kane. Last week, the Kapolei coach passed the Kailua legend in career wins and this week he can match him with an even bigger victory. Hernandez can become the first visiting coach to win on Kahuku’s field for the third time since Kane turned the tables with a 20-15 win over the Red Raiders in 1985. Kane, who coached Kailua for 18 years in two stints, also won on the North Shore in […]

VIDEO: Kapolei’s 41-0 playoff win over Aiea

By Paul Honda on October 7, 2017

Highlights, Aiea at Kapolei, OIA Division I playoffs, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Kapolei eliminated Aiea in the opening round of the playoffs, 41-0. QB Lonenoa Faoa passed for 240 yards and two TDs, WR Titus Mokiao-Atimalala had 10 catches for 126 yards and a TD, and Dylan Naehu had two sacks for the ‘Canes. Coach Darren Hernandez chats after Kapolei’s 41-0 win over Aiea in the opening round of the OIA Division football playoffs at the Hurricanes’ field.

All was right on this night for Kapolei

By Paul Honda on October 7, 2017

For a program that has endured peaks and valleys like few others, the Kapolei Hurricanes were more than prepared to withstand the challenge from Aiea Na Alii. Though Coach Darren Hernandez didn’t care for a somewhat slow start — four drops — and 13 penalties for 124 yards, in the course of a 41-0 victory over Aiea on Friday night, Kapolei had more than the usual highlights. > Senior defensive lineman Dylan Naehu not only had two of his team’s […]

GAME NIGHT 10/6: Kapolei/Aiea

By Hawaii Prep World on October 6, 2017

The OIA Division I playoffs begin tonight with Kapolei hosting Aiea. Here’s our game preview. AIEA NA ALII (2-5, 2-5 OIA Blue) Head coach: Wendell Say Na Alii roster VS. KAPOLEI HURRICANES (4-4, 3-4 OIA Red) Head coach: Darren Hernandez Hurricanes roster Kapolei 41, Aiea 0, Final BOXSCORE At Kapolei Aiea (2-6, 2-6) 0 0 0 0 — 0 Kapolei (5-4, 4-4) 7 14 6 14 — 41 KAP—Titus Mokiao-Atimalala 2 pass from Lonenoa Faoa (Braedon Bantolina kick) KAP—Josh Kansana […]