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VIDEO: No. 1 Saint Louis vs. No. 4 Punahou highlights

By Paul Honda on September 17, 2017

First- and second-half highlights of Saturday’s ILH showdown between No. 1 Saint Louis and No. 4 Punahou are below. Saint Louis registered two safeties as a scoreless defensive battle became a Crusaders runaway starting in the second quarter.

GAME NIGHT 9/16: Saint Louis/Punahou

By Hawaii Prep World on September 16, 2017

The No. 1 Saint Louis Crusaders face their toughest test so far this season when they meet No. 4 Punahou tonight at Aloha Stadium. The Crusaders have outscored their first three opponents 154-7 but are going up against Punahou and coach Kale Ane, who has beaten Saint Louis coach Cal Lee at least once in each of his three seasons since returning to coach. Top performances in series Punahou passing vs. Saint Louis: Nick Kapule with 495 yards last year […]

Barber will be the key for Punahou to beat Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on September 15, 2017

He’s not the only first-year, senior starter to rise in prominence. Punahou’s Stephen Barber is merely the latest. When the Buffanblu (4-0, 1-0 ILH) meet Saint Louis (3-0, 1-0) on Saturday night (6 p.m.) at Aloha Stadium, it has the makings of an ultimate battle in the decades-old lore of this rivalry. At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, he is the prototype of what the position requires in the modern game. Trained to release the ball quickly, yet be durable and […]

Q&A: Kale Ane on No. 1 Saint Louis

By Paul Honda on September 14, 2017

The numbers have evened out in recent years for Punahou in their battles with Saint Louis. For the past three seasons, Kale Ane’s Buffanblu have beaten the Crusaders at least once, a feat that is matched only by former Kamehameha coach Kanani Souza in the last 21 years. Ane’s team is focused on the showdown with Saint Louis this Saturday at Aloha Stadium. Punahou (4-0, 1-0 ILH) can grab the lead with a win over the defending state and league […]

No. 3 Buffanblu prevail in pick-fest

By Brian McInnis on September 10, 2017

If we’re being charitable, there was a grand total of 29 completed passes in Saturday night’s ILH battle between No. 3 Punahou and No. 5 Kamehameha. But if we’re being truthful, seven of those 29 were brought down by guys with a different postgame load of laundry than the player who tossed the football. Seven interceptions — six in the first half — set the stage for an unpredictable battle between the old rivals. In the end it was the Buffanblu who […]

GAME NIGHT 9/9: Punahou/Kamehameha

By Hawaii Prep World on September 9, 2017

The longest rivalry in high school football in the entire country resumes Saturday night at Aloha Stadium when Punahou and Kamehameha meet for the 187th time. NO. 3 PUNAHOU BUFFANBLU (3-0, 0-0 ILH D-I) Head coach: Kale Ane Buffanblu roster VS. NO. 5 KAMEHAMEHA WARRIORS (3-1, 0-1) Head coach: Abu Ma’afala Warriors roster No. 3 Punahou 21, No. 5 Kamehameha 0, FINAL Barber, for some reason, takes off running downfield for a big gain. Illegal block brings it back with […]

Longest rivalry in the nation continues tonight

By Jerry Campany on September 9, 2017

The Punahou-Kamehameha football rivalry has had more games than any two teams in the nation, and they get after it again tonight. The Buffanblu head into tonight with an eight-game winning streak in the series, their longest. Kamehameha reeled off 13 games in a row between 1997 and 2003. Kamehameha has scored 2,831 points in the series and Punahou has tallied 2,555. Here is the recap of that first meeting, before the ILH began in 1909 and four years before […]

Buffanblu prove their worth in California

By Billy Hull on September 2, 2017

It wasn’t meant as an excuse by either Punahou coach Kale Ane or senior receiver Andrei Iosivas. Neither believed it was a coincidence that in their first back-to-back game of the season, the fourth-ranked Buffanblu put forth their best outing of the season in a 56-42 win over Junipero Serra on Saturday at Manchester Stadium in San Diego. Punahou (3-0), which began the season with a lackluster win over Moanalua and then held off Torrey Pines 23-7 three weeks later, […]