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Roosevelt continues historic run

By Christian Shimabuku on October 20, 2018

The Roosevelt football team has been on a steady climb, more than doubling its wins in each of Kui Kahooilihala’s three years at the helm. Up next for the 9-2 Rough Riders? A chance to do something that’s never been done in program history. Roosevelt has never won an OIA or state championship, but after Saturday night’s 23-7 win over Pearl City, the Rough Riders set up a date with Kaimuki for the OIA Division II Championship game on Oct. […]

GAME NIGHT 10/20: Pearl City/Roosevelt

By Christian Shimabuku on October 20, 2018

Roosevelt 23, Pearl City 7, FINAL ———- 7:16: Roosevelt runs out the clock and 23-7 is your final. The Rough Riders clinch a spot in the OIA championship game and Division II state tournament all at once for the first time since 2007. 7:10: Roosevelt makes a goal line stand on Pearl City and gets the ball back with 3:31 left up 23-7. Look for them to run out the clock here. 6:58: Roosevelt is forced into punting again. BUT […]

GAME NIGHT 10/12: St. Francis/Roosevelt

By Jeremy Nitta on October 12, 2018

St. Francis 20, Roosevelt 14 ———- Final from Roosevelt: St. Francis 20, Roosevelt 14 — Mitchell Camacho now down on the turf for Roosevelt. Able to get up and walk off under his own power. — Shepherd Kekahuna scores! 55 yard sprint gives St. Francis back the lead, 20-14 with 5:37 left. — Huge break for St. Francis. After a short punt by the Saints gave Roosevelt first down at the Saints 35, a fumble by Keneke Gusman gives them […]

Roosevelt matches best 9-game start since 1992

By Jeremy Nitta on October 6, 2018

Entering their game Friday night with Roosevelt, the Pearl City Chargers were in control of their own destiny. With a win, they would remain atop of the OIA Division II standings, and tighten their grip on the No. 1 seed in the league playoffs. Instead, Roosevelt came in and handed Pearl City a humbling 49-14 beatdown. In the process, the Rough Riders now jump ahead of the Chargers in the standings, dropping Pearl City to third behind undefeated Kaimuki, which […]

GAME NIGHT 10/5: Roosevelt/Pearl City

By Jeremy Nitta on October 5, 2018

Roosevelt 49, Pearl City 14, F Final from Pearl City: Roosevelt wins 49-14. The win knocks Pearl City from the ranks of the unbeaten. — Pearl City quarterback Christian Tielu is down on the turf after taking a big shot as he released the ball. He’s being attended to, and now is able to walk off under his own power. — Sky Ogata opens the final quarter with a bang, ripping off an 83-yard touchdown run. — That’s the end […]

A 6-1 start has Roosevelt excited and cautious

By Nick Abramo on September 27, 2018

Kui Kahooilihala was loud and clear about one thing during a Wednesday phone call: There’s absolutely no way his Roosevelt football team is looking past in-town rival McKinley in Friday’s home game. A glance at the schedule shows the Rough Riders’ two following games (at Pearl City and then at home against St. Francis) are against bona fide league and state Division II contenders. In Kahooilihala’s mind, thinking too far ahead is dangerous, and so he won’t worry about the […]

Roosevelt’s Morishige stuns Pac-Five with kick

By Billy Hull on August 11, 2018

He was too scared to watch, didn’t really know what was going on and kicking from a length further than he thought he could make a kick. “My max would probably be 35 (yards),” Roosevelt senior Mason Morishige said. To his surprise, and to the delight of the Roosevelt faithful in attendance for the Rough Riders’ home debut on Saturday night at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium, Morishige’s estimate was a little bit off. The kid who came out for football this […]

GAME NIGHT 8/11: Pac-Five/Roosevelt

By Billy Hull on August 11, 2018

Pac-Five 15, Roosevelt 14 at Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium Pac-Five (0-1, 0-1) 6 6 0 3 — 15 Roosevelt (2-0, 0-0) 7 7 0 3 — 17 Roos—Sky Ogata 2 run (Mason Morishige kick) P5—Evan Ramirez 1 run (run failed) Roos—Josh Maikui 48 pass from Tamaki Iijima (Morishige kick) P5—Bruce Shewalter 1 run (run failed) P5—FG Cy Shimamura 26 Roos—FG Morishige 38 RUSHING—Pac-Five: Shewalter 12-49, Laitin Bradley 7-28, Ramirez 6-21, Micah Kong 1-6, Makana Bertelmann 3-(minus 12), Rocket Uechi 2-(minus 16). […]