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CLOSING THE BOOK: Punahou Buffanblu

By Jerry Campany on November 1, 2018

The new Open Division was supposed to bring teams like the Punahou Buffanblu back to the pack in the standings, but it didn’t quite work out that way. The Buffanblu finished 7-3 with two of their losses coming to ILH rival Saint Louis and the numbers suggest that the program was worlds better than the previous year despite what was supposed to be a tougher schedule. Punahou averaged 35.4 points per game in 2018, a jump of eight points over […]

VIDEO: Defense sparks No. 1 Saint Louis over No. 2 Punahou

By Paul Honda on October 29, 2018

Defense wins championships at Saint Louis. The Crusaders forced six turnovers by Punahou en route to a 45-21 win over the Buffanblu for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Open Division championship on Saturday at Aloha Stadium.

Format leaves No. 2 Punahou out of the state tournament

By Christian Shimabuku on October 27, 2018

Saturday night’s ILH Open Division title clash between No. 1 Saint Louis and No. 2 Punahou at Aloha Stadium had all the makings of a high-stakes matchup. Perhaps too high, as the loser would have its season automatically end in October. After a 45-21 win for the Crusaders, it was the Buffanblu who suffered a season-ending loss despite finishing with a 7-3 record in the first season of Open Division play. They are also the No. 2-ranked team in the […]

Botelho’s hit sets the tone for No. 1 Crusaders

By Billy Hull on October 27, 2018

No. 1 Saint Louis was already amped up for its first defensive play in Saturday’s ILH Open Division championship game when junior linebacker Jordan Botelho was given a clean lane toward Buffanblu quarterback Hugh Brady. Flying off the edge at the snap, Botelho squared up Brady with a clean hit to the chest, planting him on the Aloha Stadium turf. The ball popped loose and Botelho eventually grabbed it, took off for the end zone, and scored on a 5-yard […]

VIDEO: Maninoa Tufono congratulates sister Mokihana

By Paul Honda on October 27, 2018

It was a bit of a bittersweet night for Punahou senior linebacker Maninoa Tufono, but he still walked out of Aloha Stadium smiling. Moments after his football season ended with Punahou’s loss to Saint Louis for the ILH Open championship, he had a shout out for sister Mokihana Tufono, a freshman outside hitter for ‘Iolani. His sister’s team upset defending champion Kamehameha earlier in the evening to capture the Division I girls volleyball state championship at Blaisdell Arena.

GAME NIGHT 10/27: No. 1 Saint Louis/No. 2 Punahou

By Billy Hull on October 27, 2018

No. 1 Saint Louis 45, No. 2 Punahou 21 Crusaders nab their fourth straight ILH championship with their 24th consecutive win. Up next is the OIA runner-up on Nov. 16 in the state semis. UPDATE: Punahou coach Kale Ane says QB Hugh Brady was taken to the hospital at halftime. BOX SCORE at Aloha Stadium Punahou (7-3) 0 7 7 7 — 21 Saint Louis (9-0) 14 14 3 14 — 45 StL—Jordan Botelho 5 fumble return (Garyn Napuunoa kick) […]

VIDEO: #1 Saint Louis vs. #2 Punahou, ILH Open final

By Paul Honda on October 27, 2018

Below, scoring/offensive highlight plays posted during Saint Louis’ 45-21 win over Punahou in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Open Division championship game at Aloha Stadium.

Q&A: Kale Ane on Saturday’s ILH title game

By Paul Honda on October 26, 2018

There’s an abnormal bend in the frequency this week. A disruption in the force. Or maybe it’s normal at this point. When No. 1 Saint Louis and No. 2 Punahou take the field on Saturday for the ILH Open football championship, the loser will be done for the season. The winner will advance to the state tourney. Such is the cold, cruel and, in the eyes of many, fairest way in the land. League ratios and representation. It is something […]