Punahou football

Punahou junior Stephen Barber, who is the likely replacement to Nick Kapule as starting quarterback for the Buffanblu next season, picked up his second Division I scholarship offer on Wednesday. Barber, who was first offered by Hawaii, picked up an offer from Navy and tweeted the news. Very honored and thankful to have received an […]


For a brief moment, it seemed that Punahou’s Miki Suguturaga was about to pull a shocker. Before the National Letter of Intent Signing Day festivities at the Sheraton Waikiki, each athlete who was present had a name card with their respective college choices. Suguturaga’s card had a University of Hawaii logo in the center of […]


According to sources at Punahou, sophomore Falcon Kaumatule is no longer attending basketball practice. They believe he is in Las Vegas and will transfer to Bishop Gorman High School, though nothing official has been shared with Punahou. The first relevant information was a tweet posted on Friday by Alama Uluave, a classmate and teammate of […]


The timing was right. The state tournament, officially branded the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships, came to a close last weekend. Coaches, all of them, were done for the year. What did they think of the new format, adding one division of eight teams, expanding to a 20-team format? Most of the coaches who […]


Nerdpod: Quarterbacks v3.0

by Paul Honda on November 11, 2016

NERDPOD: Quarterbacks v3.0 The Star-Advertiser and Hawaii Prep World’s Paul Honda breaks down some of the best quarterbacks in the state. This is more of a run-through than a breakdown of QB statistics for the first time since almost two months. Numbers don’t tell the whole story, of course. That’s why this is Nerdpod, not […]


The Register-Guard reported Tuesday that former Punahou defensive end Canton Kaumatule has accepted a medical hardship and will no longer play football at the University of Oregon. Kaumatule will be permitted to complete his education in Euguene on scholarship. The 6-foot-7, 295-pound sophomore was a Star-Advertiser all-state selection at Punahou. He played in five games […]


Kapolei. Punahou. It was a marquee matchup in the quarterfinal round of the newly-created Open Division of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. It wasn’t a new being, of course. The six-team format of Open Division mirrored the previous top-tiered division at the state tourney, Division I. In that division, there had rarely ever […]


By creating an Open Division for the state tournament, fans are given more opportunities to see how some of the best in the OIA stack up to the best of the ILH. Kapolei, ranked fifth in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10, gets the first crack when it faces No. 3 Punahou in the second game […]


Nerdpod: Running backs v3.0

by Paul Honda on October 27, 2016

NERDPOD: Running backs v3.0 The Star-Advertiser and Hawaii Prep World’s Paul Honda breaks down some of the best running backs in the state. Wow. Wowowow. They come at Challen Faamatau in all kinds of ways, none of them friendly. Chisel, blast, avalanche. Whatever it takes, defenses will come at Farrington Governor #13, and he has […]


No matter what happens Friday night in the ILH Division I title game between No. 2 Punahou and No. 3 Saint Louis, both teams will play in the state tournament. The creation of a three-tier format this year means neither of these teams will end their seasons in the ILH title game, taking away some […]