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HAWAII GROWN: UCF’s Milton will have a 4th surgery

By Nick Abramo on December 13, 2018

McKenzie Milton had an ultrasound on his injured leg today, according to a story in the Orlando Sentinel. It cleared the former Mililani star for another surgery, the story said, quoting from a Twitter post from McKenzie’s mom, Theresa Milton. Milton suffered the serious injury in the Knights’ regular-season finale against South Florida and has had three surgeries so far, according to the story written by Iliana Limon Romero and Matt Murschel. In other developments, Milton: >> Will be going […]

USC, Georgia, UCF in running for Mililani’s Gabriel

By Paul Honda on December 10, 2018

A simple life is one Dillon Gabriel appreciates. More so in times like these. The Mililani senior quarterback visited Georgia over the weekend. He also has an offer from UCF, where former Mililani standout McKenzie Milton had a perfect 22-0 record as a starting QB before suffering a leg injury two weeks ago. Today, Gabriel will possibly meet up with USC head coach Clay Helton and new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. Gabriel has seen his share of what Kingsbury developed […]

York: Scoreboard doesn’t define Mililani

By Nick Abramo on November 25, 2018

It was a not-so-good showing on the scoreboard for coach Rod York‘s Mililani Trojans on Saturday night in the Open Division final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. But they’ll be able to look back at the 38-17 loss to the top-ranked Saint Louis Crusaders and know they didn’t go down with a whimper. They were in striking distance, 14-3, at halftime. In the third quarter, things got worse in a hurry as Saint Louis (11-0) went up […]

OPEN STATE FINAL: Saint Louis/Mililani

By Billy Hull on November 24, 2018

Saint Louis 38, Mililani 17 Saint Louis (11-0) is the first school to win three straight state-tournament titles in the top-tier division since the tourney format debuted in 1999. Its 26-game winning streak ties Kahuku for the third-longest in state history. Saint Louis blows by Mililani 38-17 and completes the three-peat to finish its season 11-0. Remember this team, Hawaii. They’re one of the greatest to ever do it in this state. pic.twitter.com/SDLOLwA33g — Christian Shimabuku (@c_shimabuku) November 25, 2018 […]

VIDEO: Saint Louis-Mililani, HHSAA Open final

By Paul Honda on November 24, 2018

Two-time defending champion Saint Louis battles No. 2 seed Mililani in the Open Division final at the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships.

Mililani oozing with spirit heading into finale

By Nick Abramo on November 21, 2018

Coach Rod York was oozing with spirit Wednesday night at Mililani’s second-to-last full practice before Saturday’s big game. The vibes he gave off were coming in crystal clear: the Trojans believe they can do what many feel is the impossible. The task at hand is the Open Division finale of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. Mililani (9-2) is considered an underdog against the Saint Louis Crusaders (10-0), the top-ranked team in the state and as high as No. […]

Save, Tuiolemotu returned leaner, faster for Trojans

By Paul Honda on November 21, 2018

The hunger of Mililani senior Mykah Tuiolemotu is real. Since dropping to a lean, mean 215 pounds, he has leveled off at 225 during the season. His partner in the trenches, Ezra Save, dropped 50 pounds. The work has paid off. Both are defensive tackles who have more energy and endurance during the Trojans’ high-possession, uptempo games. “Last season, the one reason I tried to slim down was I couldn’t catch the stinking quarterback (Chevan Cordeiro of Saint Louis, now […]

Q&A: Mililani DT Mykah Tuiolemotu

By Paul Honda on November 20, 2018

Simple isn’t always easy. After all, to get where Mykah Tuiolemotu is, it takes help, and the willingness to ask for it. 3.7 grade-point average? The Mililani senior stays in class during recess and asks the questions he needs answers to. OIA championships? He works and works to get stronger, and this year, he got lean, dropping 30 pounds to have added quickness and endurance. Tuiolemotu is a stellar defensive tackle, teaming with Ezra Save up front to set the […]