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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.

GAME NIGHT 11/9: ‘Iolani/Waipahu

By Nick Abramo on November 9, 2018

No. 10 Waipahu 20, No. 7 ‘Iolani 19,final 10:22: Game over. 10:21: One more knee by Marques and the it’s going to be over. 30 more seconds. 10:20: Waipahu running out the clock. 1:25 left and running. They took two knees already and will line up for another. 10:18: On fourth and 10 from the 40, Chong’s pass falls incomplete. 2:50 to go. Waipahu ball at the ‘Iolani 41. 10:15: Chong’s pass to Kaneshiro goes for 16 yards to the […]

Q&A: Carvalho on Waipahu-‘Iolani state tourney clash

By Paul Honda on November 8, 2018

Reigning in Division II was a dream for the Waipahu Marauders. One year after taking the throne in Oahu Interscholastic Association D-II, the Marauders hoisted their black flag on the OIA D-I landscape. It is a rare D-II/D-I back-to-back title trek, but coach Bryson Carvalho says the notion of moving all the way up to Open Division is still a few years off. Waipahu (8-4) hosts ‘Iolani on Friday in the semifinals of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships. […]

Q&A: Waipahu senior safety Deacon Kapea

By Paul Honda on November 6, 2018

It takes all 11 players to make a defensive unit this strong. Waipahu does that, and there’s leadership to sustain the kind of success the Marauders have achieved. They have allowed nine points in two playoff games en route to the OIA Division I football championship just one year after taking the D-II title. Deacon Kapea, who grew up playing sports at Village Park, returned from Damien during his sophomore year for a chance to play at the alma mater […]

Waipahu adds to the trophy case

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 27, 2018

Three weeks removed from dropping a second straight loss, Waipahu raised an OIA championship plaque for the second consecutive year. The Marauders broke out to a 5-2 start this season and were 4-0 against OIA Division I competition before stumbling to a 50-20 home loss to Leilehua, followed by a 29-5 drubbing by Moanalua at Aloha Stadium on Oct. 5. Waipahu celebrates a 32-3 win over Castle to claim the OIA Division I championship. @HawaiiPrepWorld pic.twitter.com/V9nZczAPRe — Jason Kaneshiro (@jasonkaneshiro) […]