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Kapolei’s top 2 QBs among those transferring out

By Nick Abramo on May 16, 2018

Kapolei will be without its top two quarterbacks for the 2018 season, according to multiple sources. The Hurricanes’ Kaniala Kalaola, who will be a senior this fall, has transferred to Campbell. He split starting duties with Lonenoa Faoa, who transferred in to Kapolei from Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) late last August. Faoa, who will be a junior, has transferred to Liberty (Henderson, Nev.). Kalaola played in nine games in 2017, throwing for 1,331 yards and 11 TDs. Faoa played in […]

Kapolei to take first mainland football trip

By Nick Abramo on April 6, 2018

Coach Darren Hernandez is bringing his Kapolei Hurricanes to the mainland for a football game for the first time this fall. The Hurricanes will be going to Downey, Calif., to play against the Downey High Vikings on Aug. 31. The trip will also include stops at Universal Studios and Six Flags Magic Mountain as well as campus tours of USC and UCLA. In addition, the Kapolei squad will attend the Cincinnati vs. UCLA football game. “We’ve been working on (putting […]

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.