Kapolei will be without its top two quarterbacks for the 2018 season, according to multiple sources.
The Hurricanes’ Kaniala Kalaola, who will be a senior this fall, has transferred to Campbell. He split starting duties with Lonenoa Faoa, who transferred in to Kapolei from Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) late last August.
Faoa, who will be a junior, has transferred to Liberty (Henderson, Nev.).
Kalaola played in nine games in 2017, throwing for 1,331 yards and 11 TDs. Faoa played in five, passing for 1,061 yards and 12 TDs for the Hurricanes, who finished 5-5.
The defections are on top of a big loss by transfer before the 2017 season. That’s when star quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa transferred from Kapolei to Thompson High in Alabama. He wanted to be with his brother, Tua Tavogailoa, who passed the University of Alabama to a win in the national title game in January 2018. In 23 games over two seasons with the Hurricanes, Tualia Tagovailoa threw for 6,703 yards and 64 TDs. He will be playing his second season for Thompson as a senior this fall and has already committed to Alabama.
Five other Kapolei players have transferred out, including three to Campbell — sophomore-to-be receiver Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, junior-to-be receiver Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala, and senior-to-be safety Christian Broome.
Hurricanes junior-to-be linebacker Bam Amina has transferred to Bishop Gorman. Hawaii Prep World previously reported that senior-to-be defensive lineman Treven Ma’ae is off to Bishop Gorman.
In addition, three Kahuku players have transferred or are about to transfer to Campbell, according to sources — senior-to-be receiver Moewaa Graycochea, senior-to-be linebacker Kaiini Hall-Pukahi, and junior-to-be linebacker Harrington Wa’a.
Here is an analysis of the OIA’s transfer rule: http://www.hawaiiprepworld.com/football/reading-between-the-lines-of-oia-transfer-rule/