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CLOSING THE BOOK: Radford Rams

By Jerry Campany on October 22, 2018

The Radford Rams are inching forward one win at a time. The Rams went 2-8 this year, twice as many as they earned in 2017 following a winless season in Lon Passos‘ debut in 2016. The numbers are small, but the feat is large as the last time the Rams improved their win total for three straight years was from 2003-2005 in Fred Salanoa‘s first three years at the helm. They have never done it four years straight and it […]

GAME NIGHT 9/28: Moanalua/Radford

By Jeremy Nitta on September 28, 2018

No. 8 Moanalua 35, Radford 0, Final That’s the Ball Game! Moanalua moves to 6-0 on the season. — Looks like its all but done now. Rudy Kealohi replaces Au at quarterback, with 7:05 left in the ballgame and Moanalua leading 35-0. — Moanalua opens the fourth quarter with a bang, as Keanu Kekaha returns Copp’s sixth interception 81 yards for a touchdown! – Moanalua can’t put Radford away here in the third quarter. Au tosses his third interception of […]

GAME NIGHT 9/21: Radford/’Iolani

By Billy Hull on September 21, 2018

No. 10 ‘Iolani 42, Radford 6 ———- BOX SCORE at Kozuki Stadium Radford (1-6, 1-3) 0 0 0 6 — 6 ‘Iolani (5-2, 4-1) 21 7 7 7 — 42 Iol—Jonah Miyazawa 11 pass from Jonah Chong (Mika Makekau kick) Iol—Carter Kamana 23 pass from Chong (Makekau kick) Iol—Kyler Mento 37 interception return (Makekau kick) Iol—Kaua Nishigaya 1 run (Makekau kick) Iol—Kamana 37 pass from Chong (Makekau kick) Iol—Wailoa Manuel 26 pass from Sam Faumuina (Makekau kick) Rad—Carson Dean 35 […]

GAME NIGHT 9/14: Radford/Castle

By Brian McInnis on September 14, 2018

Castle 45, Radford 33, FINAL ———- Castle wins for the second straight week. Big pickup for the Knights. Turnover on downs at the Castle 38. Knights will take a knee to end it. Punivai throws his FOURTH touchdown toss of the night on just FOURTEEN attempts to put this thing away. Paul Omengebar is open in the end zone from 34 yards out with 1:33 left. Onside kick recovered by Castle. Punivai promptly carries it for 26 yards into the […]

GAME NIGHT 9/7: Aiea/Radford

By Billy Hull on September 7, 2018

Aiea 26, Radford 6 ———- BOX SCORE at John E. Velasco Stadium Aiea (2-1-1, 2-1) 13 0 7 6 — 26 Radford (1-4, 1-2) 0 0 0 6 — 6 Aiea—Babu Capanang 17 pass from Fabian Bautista (run failed) Aiea—Zach Kalahiki-Basque 56 fumble return (Thomas Hulett kick) Aiea—Capanang 47 pass from Bautista (Hulett kick) Rad—DJ Alpha 1 run (kick blocked) Aiea—Kalahiki-Basque 33 pass from Bautista (pass failed) RUSHING—Aiea: Ma’alo Auva’a 9-26, Bautista 10-26, Kalahiki-Basque 4-17, Capanang 4-1, LJ Vongsy 5-(minus […]

GAME NIGHT 8/10: Damien/Radford

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 10, 2018

Damien 28, Radford 6, FINALDamien gets a first down by penalty and runs out the clock. Deep ball is intercepted by Kevin Edwards. Damien ball at the Radford 36 with 4:14 left. Holtz fumbles on an exchange and Malik Rhines scoops up the loose ball for Radford. He returns it to the Damien 28. Personal foul on Damien gives Radford possession at the 14.  Danneh Alpha powers to the 1. Copp throws the a fade to Emmanual Stevenson who makes […]

PREPPING for 2018: Radford Rams

By Nick Abramo on August 10, 2018

17TH IN A SERIES Radford football coach Lon Passos was blunt when asked what the program’s focus is: “Changing the culture of the team.” He wasn’t talking about wins and losses, necessarily. He meant the deeper stuff, the unselfishness of playing for your school and giving it your all both on and off the field. The Rams are 1-16 in the last two years, so Passos is also concentrating on putting some W’s up in the left column. The only […]

Aina-Chaves off to record-breaking start

By Brian McInnis on August 5, 2018

St. Francis and Radford lined up in customary handshake lines at the end of a competitive first meeting, a cross-league, cross-division game that went 28-21 to the Saints at John E. Velasco Stadium. They got about halfway through the postgame ritual before it got chippy, broke down, and players went their separate ways, gesturing at each other, slightly tarnishing the season opener for both teams. Head coaches Kip Akana and Lon Passos shook hands, though. That — and a couple of […]