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Carvalho: Waipahu’s goal is Open Division

By Nick Abramo on November 27, 2018

They might not be ready to jump up now, but eventually coach Bryson Carvalho would like to see his Waipahu Marauders move up to the Open Division in football. The Marauders defeated defending champion Hilo 42-22 on Saturday in the Division I (middle tier) title game of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium. They did it with a roster full of talented athletes who have been winning football games in bunches the last few years. Carvalho […]

Marauders bring first state title to Waipahu town

By Nick Abramo on November 24, 2018

The big moments keep coming for Waipahu, and the football players in the town known long ago for its sugar cane production got the sweetest feeling Saturday. The Marauders captured their first state title in the sport by topping Hilo 42-22 in the Division I final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium. It sure doesn’t hurt to have the guy whom many consider the best running back in the state — junior Alfred Failauga. He […]

D-I STATE FINAL: Hilo/Waipahu

By Billy Hull on November 24, 2018

Waipahu 42, Hilo 22 Waipahu wins its first state football championship in school history and finishes the season 10-4. Hilo ends a nine-game winning streak to end the year at 9-2. ———- BOX SCORE at Aloha Stadium Waipahu (10-4) 14 14 7 7 — 42 Hilo (9-2) 7 0 7 8 — 22 Waip—Matthew Fiesta 29 pass from Cody Marques (Brycen Amorozo kick) Waip—Saxon Tote 15 pass from Alfred Failauga (Amorozo kick) Hilo—Kalae Akui 63 pass from Kyan Miyasato (Joshua […]

VIDEO: Waipahu-Hilo, HHSAA D-I final

By Paul Honda on November 24, 2018

The Marauders of Waipahu battle defending state champion Hilo in the Division I final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. POST-GAME GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Waipahu’s ‘beautiful moment’ in history

By Nick Abramo on November 10, 2018

It didn’t look too good for the 10th-ranked Waipahu Marauders at halftime. They were trailing 19-7, but somehow found a way to shut out ‘Iolani in the second half and win 20-19 on Friday night in the Division I semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships in front of their home fans at Masa Yonamine Athletic Complex. It turned out to be, as defensive lineman Kealii Barrett said, “A beautiful moment in history.” As he was saying it, […]

Picks by Kapea, Benjamin help Waipahu protect ’94 Block’

By Paul Honda on November 9, 2018

The 94 Block is more than just Waipahu’s district. It’s the gold-painted cement block, with the number attached on front, that represents a turnover chain for Waipahu’s “Humble Hammahz”, as a T-shirt revealed. Deacon Kapea wore it well in victory, and it was well earned. Waipahu’s 20-19 semifinal win over perennial powerhouse ‘Iolani propelled the Marauders into the final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA D-I State Championships. Waipahu will have a chance to win a state crown for the first […]

Waipahu edges ‘Iolani in battle of defensive chess

By Paul Honda on November 9, 2018

Two outstanding defensive units had to meet on Friday night. Waipahu’s defense never gave up, and the Marauder offense rallied as the OIA Division I champions advanced past ‘Iolani 20-19 I the semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division I State Championships seemed ‘Iolani’s defense practically shut down most of its ILH and OIA foes — and limited Oregon 6A defending champion Clakamas to seven points. For one half, the Raiders were large and in charge on Friday night. Well, […]

VIDEO: No. 7 ‘Iolani at No. 10 Waipahu (HHSAA D-I semifinal)

By Paul Honda on November 9, 2018

It’s showdown time, a rematch between ILH Division I representative ‘Iolani and OIA D-I champion Waipahu. ‘Iolani won the preseason matchup 55-14 at Eddie Hamada Field. This game is a semifinal in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Waipahu’s Masa Yonamine Athletic Complex. Highlights will be loaded to this page during the game. See the LIVE BLOG by Nick Abramo HERE.