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VIDEO: Damien survives to win ILH title

By Paul Honda on October 28, 2017

Scoring highlights of Damien vs. St. Francis in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II football championship game at Aloha Stadium, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Video by Christian Shimabuku.

Heartbreaking loss ends St. Francis’ best season ever

By Christian Shimabuku on October 27, 2017

A stoic Kip Akana walked out of Aloha Stadium after his St. Francis team lost 13-12 to Damien in the ILH Division II championship game on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. It’s the second consecutive year the Saints have ended their season with a one-possession loss to the Monarchs in the ILH final. Akana, in his third year as head coach, headed toward the busses in a stunned silence. It started to set in that the season was over, and […]

GAME NIGHT 10/27: Damien/St. Francis

By Hawaii Prep World on October 27, 2017

The case could easily be made for Damien and St. Francis to be the top rivalry of the 2017 high school football season. The two teams meet tonight at Aloha Stadium for the fourth time to decide the ILH Division II champion and a berth in the Division I state tournament. The Monarchs won the first meeting, 27-20, but lost last Saturday, 15-14, in a game that came down to the final play. Sept. 15: Damien 27, St. Francis 20 […]

St. Francis WR invited to Polynesian Bowl

By Billy Hull on October 26, 2017

St. Francis receiver Scott McLeod, who leads the state in touchdown catches with 11, has been invited to the 2018 Polynesian Bowl. McLeod, who is 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, has caught a touchdown pass in nine consecutive games. He is currently third in Division II and fourth on Oahu overall with 730 receiving yards on 51 receptions, averaging 14.3 yards per catch. McLeod is the third wide receiver from Hawaii invited to the annual all-star game, joining Saint Louis’ Jonah […]

When a blocked kick isn’t a blocked kick. Maybe

By Paul Honda on October 23, 2017

It was the blocked kick that wasn’t a blocked kick. Damien had a 14-8 lead over St. Francis late in their Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II matchup on Saturday night. Damien, the regular-season winner, just needed one win to take the second-round title and the league championship. And a state-tournament berth. Then came a 48-yard bomb from Bubba Akana to Scotty McLeod, who made the catch and scored despite playing with a badly injured thumb. That tied the game […]

VIDEO: Saints’ tying TD, controversial PAT

By Paul Honda on October 21, 2017

Bubba Akana‘s game-tying touchdown pass to Scott McLeod with 1:10 remaining brought St. Francis back into a 14-all tie with Damien, but it was the beginning of a confusing situation when Damien’s Matt Faufata-Pedrina appeared to block the ensuing PAT kick. Damien was penalized for roughing the kicker. St. Francis went on to convert the next PAT attempt en route to a 15-14 playoff win. The teams will meet again next Friday for the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Division II […]

McLeod saves St. Francis’ season with 1 play

By Christian Shimabuku on October 21, 2017

Time stood still for a few seconds at Aloha Stadium with St. Francis’ season hanging in the balance. Down by six points to Damien with 1:10 left, Saints junior quarterback Bubba Akana lofted a deep ball to Scott McLeod, who had a one-on-one matchup down the left sideline. The physically imposing McLeod, who stands at 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, streaked down the field and simply snatched the ball at the 10-yard line, where he eased his way to pay dirt. […]

GAME NIGHT 10/21: Damien/St. Francis

By Hawaii Prep World on October 21, 2017

The Monarchs won the first meeting in an instant classic, coming back from 13 down in the third quarter to score 20 unanswered points and win 20-7. Two weeks ago, the Saints shut out Damien 19-0 to end the ILH first round. Nothing was on the line in that game. Was it a sign of things to come, or were the Monarchs laying low, waiting for this one? Kickoff is 3 p.m. Q&A: St. Francis coach Kip Akana ST. FRANCIS […]