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CLOSING THE BOOK: McKinley Tigers

By Jerry Campany on October 15, 2018

Pat Silva‘s 2018 McKinley Tigers are living proof that turning a program around doesn’t ever come easy. The Tigers won three games this year, tripling the number they won in the previous four years combined and the most in a season since Joe Cho‘s crew won five in 2013. That includes a scheduled season finale against Kaiser that was canceled because of rain. Silva’s offense and defense would still not register as good or even average, but the Tigers did enough […]

GAME NIGHT 8/31: McKinley/Kaimuki

By Brian McInnis on August 31, 2018

Kaimuki 22, McKinley 0, FINAL ———- That’ll do it. A really ugly game, but Kaimuki moves to 3-0 overall and in OIA Division II. QB Jordan Kanakanui gets McKinley into the red zone with his arm and his legs. McKinley gets up to the 1, then is turned back by the Bulldogs’ line. That was really too bad for the Tigers. Pfeiffer-Kekoa is rewarded with a 7-yard strike from Fa’asau. 2XP is good, with Fa’asoa finding Quynton Brackens after a […]

GAME NIGHT 8/11: McKinley/St. Francis

By Billy Hull on August 11, 2018

St. Francis 42, McKinley 6 at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium McKinley (1-1, 0-0) 0 0 0 6 — 6 St. Francis (2-0, 1-0) 14 21 0 7 — 42 StF—Shepherd Kekahuna 16 pass from Jonah Aina-Chaves (Jonan Aina-Chaves run) StF—Kain Lyman 1 run (run failed) StF—Jonan Aina-Chaves 15 pass from Jonah Aina-Chaves (run failed) StF—Dayton Leong 10 pass from Jonah Aina-Chaves (Jonan Aina-Chaves run) StF—Kekahuna 87 interception return (Makana Poole kick) McK—Migguel Camacho 16 run (pass failed) StF—Jonan Aina-Chaves 1 run […]

PREPPING for 2018: McKinley Tigers

By Nick Abramo on July 22, 2018

FIFTH IN A SERIES The lowest of the low eras in McKinley football appears to be over. Under first-year head coach Pat Silva, the team made a huge breakthrough in 2017. The Tigers went 1-7, but got their first victory since the 2013 season. Between 2014 and 2016, McKinley went 0-7, 0-8 and 0-8. It got so bad, the team was forfeiting games due to a lack of turnout. So, it was a happy day last Sept. 15, when the […]

GAME NIGHT 10/6: Waipahu/McKinley

By Hawaii Prep World on October 6, 2017

The Waipahu Marauders will enter the OIA Division II playoffs as the top seed. A win over McKinley would close out a perfect regular season. Top performances in series Waipahu passing vs. McKinley: Blaise DeAsis with 284 yards in 2014 Waipahu rushing vs. McKinley: Gallery Paison with 202 yards in 1992 Waipahu receiving vs. McKinley: Jordan Taylor with 146 yards in 2014 McKinley passing vs. Waipahu: Darin Garcia with 340 yards in 1998 McKinley rushing vs. Waipahu: Dean Hayashi with […]

GAME NIGHT 9/29: Pearl City/McKinley

By Hawaii Prep World on September 29, 2017

Pearl City looks to bounce back from its first OIA loss of the season when it hosts McKinley. Top performances in series McKinley passing vs. Pearl City: Alex Ironside with 239 yards in 2011 McKinley rushing vs. Pearl City: Frank Steffany with 126 yards in 2016 McKinley receiving vs. Pearl City: Frank Toole with 94 yards in 1983 Pearl City passing vs. McKinley: Kaimi Paredes with 303 yards in 2011 Pearl City rushing vs. McKinley: Cyrus Coen with 118 yards […]

Streak over: McKinley wins first game since 2013

By Nick Abramo on September 16, 2017

Sophomore quarterback Alexandria Buchanan has been getting the headlines the last few weeks for the McKinley Tigers, and she did her job once again Friday night managing the game. But it was a bunch of players around 250 pounds who got it done while the 125-pound girl with the ponytail handed it off with little fanfare as the Tigers broke through for their first win since 2013 to break a 29-game losing streak with a 22-0 road win over Waialua. […]

GAME NIGHT 9/15: McKinley/Waialua

By Hawaii Prep World on September 15, 2017

The McKinley Tigers will attempt to snap a 29-game losing streak dating back to 2013 when they travel North to take on Waialua in the Bulldogs’ first home game of the season. Top performances in series (Tied, 3-3) McKinley passing vs. Waialua: Alex Ironside with 255 yards in 2011 McKinley rushing vs. Waialua: Solomon Dixon with 267 yards in 2010 McKinley receiving vs. Waialua: Will Rollman with 101 yards in 2011 Waialua passing vs. McKinley: William Sacapulo-Uepa with 164 yards […]