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St. Francis withdraws agreement to forfeit whole season

By Nick Abramo on October 21, 2018

After choosing to forfeit its football season for using an ineligible player on Friday, St. Francis on Sunday withdrew that agreement with the ILH. In addition, St. Francis head of school Dr. Casey Asato filed an appeal with the ILH in an effort to get three of its victories back and possibly still qualify for the Division II state tournament. The appeal is based on a rule in the ILH handbook that states a school must forfeit games in which […]

St. Francis forced to forfeit football season

By Nick Abramo on October 19, 2018

The St. Francis Saints football team, which finished 9-0 overall and 8-0 in ILH Division II, is forfeiting its season. The issue revolves around an ineligible player who was a fifth-year senior. UPDATE: St. Francis released a joint statement with the ILH this afternoon. “Due to misinformation in the admissions process five years ago, this fell through the cracks,” said Dr. Casey Asato, who became head of school in August. “It was brought to our attention and we need to […]

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 […]

GAME NIGHT 10/5: St. Francis/Kalani

By Billy Hull on October 5, 2018

St. Francis 52, Kalani 0 ———- FINAL at Kaiser Stadium St. Francis (8-0, 7-0) 16 20 8 8 — 52 Kalani (2-7, 2-4) 0 0 0 0 — 0 StF—Bubba Akana 10 run (Jonan Aina-Chaves run) StF—Kordel Ng 40 pass from Akana (Aina-Chaves run) StF—Aina-Chaves 1 run (run failed) StF—Aina-Chaves 10 run (pass failed) StF—Ng 21 pass from Akana (Shepherd Kekahuna pass from Aina-Chaves) StF—Noah Mackenzie 15 pass from Akana (Aina-Chaves run) StF—Aina-Chaves 16 run (Kekahuna run) RUSHING—St. Francis: Aina-Chaves […]

Judge denies St. Francis athlete preliminary injunction

By Nick Abramo on October 5, 2018

A Hawaii First Circuit Court judge on Tuesday denied a motion by the parents of St. Francis athlete Skylar Kalilikane-McMoore for a preliminary injunction in a football transfer-rule case. Fata McMoore and Starr Kalilikane, the parents of Kalilikane-McMoore (a junior offensive lineman previously declared ineligible under Hawaii High School Athletic Association rules) had filed for the preliminary injunction in their lawsuit against the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association and the Oahu Interscholastic Association in an […]

St. Francis clinches first state playoff berth

By Christian Shimabuku on September 29, 2018

With the pain of how recent seasons ended still fresh on the minds of many players on St. Francis’ roster, the Saints weren’t going to let a milestone victory slip away on Friday night. After a 40-6 victory over Kalaheo at Kailua, the Saints clinched the program’s first-ever state playoff berth. “It’s a monumental day for St. Francis football,” head coach Kip Akana said. “That’s been our goal since we got here — to get a seat at the table […]

GAME NIGHT 9/28: Kalaheo/St. Francis

By Christian Shimabuku on September 28, 2018

St. Francis 40, Kalaheo 6, FINAL ———- 7:24: St. Francis forces one last three-and-out and takes a knee to end the game. 40-6 is your final. The Saints improve to 7-0, while Kalaheo drops to 2-6. 7:17: St. Francis getting sloppy with three straight fumbles. The third one is finally recovered by the Mustangs’ Jordan Neufeldt on the Kalaheo 21 with 3:29 left. 7:02: Kekahuna picks off Kalaheo quarterback Kekoa Alana for a 55-yard pick six. The PAT is no […]

St. Francis’ Akana brothers team up to knock off Kaimuki

By Kyle Sakamoto on September 22, 2018

St. Francis’ Kip Akana and sons Bubba and Chase Akana have always been together on the football field. The father has coached his sons since they were 7 or 8, according to Bubba, a senior quarterback for the Saints. “It’s getting kind of tiring because it’s been like that my whole life,” Bubba said. That might be true, but one thing that never gets tiring is winning, which is something St. Francis has done a lot of this season. The […]