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Brady bounces back for Punahou

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 18, 2018

Embedded within Hugh Brady’s bounce-back performance on Friday were several examples of the Punahou quarterback’s resilience. Coming off a tough second half in a season-opening loss to Kahuku, Brady turned in a brilliant first half against Kapolei to help power the fifth-ranked Buffanblu to a 34-21 win over the No. 9 Hurricanes. Punahou elected to receive the opening kickoff and Brady led the Buffanblu to two quick first downs. But on the sixth play of the possession, Kapolei’s Samson Faleafine […]

GAME NIGHT 8/17: Punahou/Kapolei

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 17, 2018

No. 5 Punahou 34, No. 9 Kapolei 21, FINAL  Terrell takes three handoffs and gets to the 1. Punahou takes a knee and that’ll do it. Kapolei feaces fourth and 2 at its 24. Waiolama takes the handoff and is inches short. Punahou takes over. 2:05 Q4. Kapolei kicker Micah Fonoti recovers his own onside kick, but Kapolei is called for illegal touch and it’s Punahou ball at midfield. A lot of the starter back in for Punahou. A third […]

Q&A: Punahou coach Kale Ane

By Paul Honda on August 17, 2018

The Punahou Buffanblu began the Open Division season with a 41-28 loss at Kahuku, but veteran coach Kale Ane remains optimistic. Taking on last year’s state finalist was a big test for Punahou, which got 311 passing yards and three TDs from first-time starter Hugh Brady. But it also provided the Buffanblu with a clear look at what needs fixing. Punahou plays at Kapolei tonight (Friday) in a big game for the Buffanblu. Coach Ane chatted with Hawaii Prep World […]

VIDEO: Kahuku-Punahou game highlights

By Paul Honda on August 12, 2018

There were a lot big plays for the Kahuku Red Raiders in a 41-28 comeback win over No. 4 Punahou on Saturday night at Carleton E. Weimer Field.

GAME NIGHT 8/11: Punahou/Kahuku

By Paul Honda on August 11, 2018

No. 2 Kahuku 41, No. 4 Punahou 28, Final At Carleton E. Weimer Field Punahou (0-1, 0-1) 7 14 0 7 — 28 Kahuku (2-0, 0-0)  14 7 7 13 — 41 (Note: ILH Open Division teams count wins and losses against OIA teams, but OIA standings do not count results from games against the ILH.) PUN—Koa Eldredge 19 pass from Hugh Brady (Tim Horn kick) KAH—Wes Alo-Maiava 1 run (Duke Heffernan kick) PUN—Kanoa Kalahiki 18 pass from Brady (Horn […]

Q & A: Punahou coach Kale Ane

By Paul Honda on August 9, 2018

Twenty years in as head coach, Kale Ane has experienced highs and lows at his alma mater. Punahou football has been a powerhouse for years now, even as Saint Louis has returned to the pinnacle with consecutive state championships. The Buffanblu aren’t very far behind. With a blue-chip linebacker, Maninoa Tufono, and a solid corp of returnees, they’re in position to make plenty of noise in the all-new — or the reborn version of the old all-city league ILH. The […]

Punahou’s Tufono headed to the Pac-12

By Billy Hull on August 6, 2018

Punahou linebacker Maninoa Tufono, a four-star recruit with nearly 40 Division I offers, ended his recruiting process on Monday by committing to Southern California. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior chose USC out of a top five that included Texas, UCLA, LSU and Washington. He posted a video announcing his commitment on his Twitter page. C O M M I T T E D 👑“It take a village to raise a kid and this is my story…🌹” pic.twitter.com/tC1HGmZKXa — 5🌹 (@maninoa_tufono) August […]

Clemens and Paama meet in the trenches

By Jason Kaneshiro on July 28, 2018

Punahou and Kaimuki won’t meet again this season, but Saturday’s scrimmage might have been just the first in a series of matchups between Buffanblu senior Duke Clemens and the Bulldogs’ Sama Paama. Paama played on both sides of the Kaimuki line on Saturday, having committed to Washington back in April. Clemens, who spent most of the scrimmage at center for Punahou, went deeper into the summer before picking UCLA in mid-July, setting up potential rematches down the road. They didn’t […]