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VIDEO: St. Francis left tackle Fa’aope Laloulu

By Paul Honda on July 13, 2018

Fa‘aope Laloulu has become a mainstay at left tackle for the St. Francis Saints. The 6-foot-7, 340-pound junior teams with guard Siotame Haunga (6-2, 306) to give the Division II powerhouse a formidable left side. Laloulu, who holds scholarship offers from Brigham Young and Oregon, chatted after a scrimmage with Open Division contender Farrington on July 5. ​

VIDEO: Saints’ Haunga named MVP at All-Poly Camp

By Paul Honda on July 9, 2018

St. Francis offensive lineman Siotame Haunga was named MVP of the All-Poly Football Camp and one of the top honorees at the BYU football camp. He’s still a largely unknown quantity among recruiters, but the trend line is rising for the 6-foot-2, 306-pound senior-to-be.

Q&A: St. Francis O-lineman Siotame Haunga

By Paul Honda on July 6, 2018

There is a routine to his awakening each day. Rise in the darkness of 3 a.m. Trek to the gym. Pound the iron before sunrise. By the time the sun is up, a summer day awaits for senior Siotame Haunga. He could be helping his dad with maintenance around the St. Francis campus. He could also be on the field drilling away with offensive line coach Whitley Fehoko. It won’t change when school resumes in a month. Tame (TAH-meh), as […]

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 […]