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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.

VIDEO: GPA Showcase final day

By Paul Honda on June 12, 2018

Day two of the GPA Showcase football combine pitted many of the state’s top offensive and defensive linemen in battles before noted coaches like Jesse Sapolu, Maa Tanuvasa, Leo Goeas and Isaac Sopoaga. The finalists wound up in a final battle of the trenches at the close of the 2.5-hour session.

VIDEO: GPA Showcase OL, DL finalists

By Paul Honda on June 7, 2018

Moanalua defensive lineman Tupu Alualu and Kahuku offensive lineman Micah Soliai-Howlett were named the DL MVP and OL MVP, respectively, at the GPA Showcase football combine on Wednesday at Kamehameha.

VIDEO: Horn, Sato, Erickson named specialist MVPs

By Paul Honda on June 6, 2018

Wednesday was a winning day for Tim Horn. The 6-foot-3 Punahou senior-to-be began the day with a call from the University of Washington, which offered him a football scholarship. That gives Horn, a placekicker, offers from three schools. The other two are Hawaii and Army. Then, in the afternoon under a blazing-hot sun at Kunuiakea Stadium, Horn was named most valuable player among the PKs. His classmate, Tyler Sato, was named the MVP Long Snapper by coaches. Kahuku’s 6-5 senior-to-be, […]

VIDEO: OL vs. DL at GPA Showcase

By Paul Honda on June 6, 2018

The two-day GPA Showcase at Kamehameha started on Tuesday. Paul Honda was there to watch some of the drills between the offensive and defensive linemen.

VIDEO: Sapolu on Dwight Clark: ‘We lost a family member’

By Paul Honda on June 5, 2018

Jesse Sapolu. Maa Tanuvasa. Leo Goeas. Somehow, it’s perfectly fitting that some of the biggest names from Hawaii who ended up starring in the NFL were on a football field on a hot afternoon working with high school players. The GPA Showcase kicked off on Tuesday at Kunuiakea Stadium with kicking-game specialists at noon. Then came offensive and defensive linemen, followed by skill-position prospects. All of the athletes are looking for knowledge and exposure. On hand are dozens of college […]

VIDEO: Tablit, Molina, Aganus at Hall of Honor

By Paul Honda on June 4, 2018

Mikayla Tablit and Cherilyn Molina of Konawaena, and Saydee Aganus of Kamehameha-Hawaii endure the interrogation of host Felipe Ojastro during the Enterprise Hall of Honor banquet at the Pomaikai Ballroom of Dole Cannery on Sunday.