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Cosbie’s 1st season at Kamehameha a good one

By Billy Hull on October 30, 2013

In terms of trophies and titles, Kamehameha won’t have anything to show for coach Doug Cosbie‘s first season as head football coach. To say it wasn’t a success, however, would be just plain wrong. Kamehameha began the year regarded as the third-best ILH Division I team. When it’s all said and done, there’s a chance Kamehameha ends up ranked as the second-best team in the entire state when the final Star-Advertiser Top 10 poll comes out. The Warriors did it […]

Video: #1 Punahou vs #3 Kamehameha

By Paul Honda on October 28, 2013

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 (post game) Punahou won the ILH championship with a 38-12 win over Kamehameha. It is easy to forget, sometimes, how dominant this Kamehameha offense line and defense were this season. The Warriors have a grand total of two losses, and both came against No. 1 Punahou. It’s been a special year for ILH football. Punahou remains unbeaten after this 38-12 win over Kamehameha, and this follows a string of games that included a trip […]

LIVE BLOG: Punahou 38, Kamehameha 12, Final

By Billy Hull on October 25, 2013

The No. 1 ranked Punahou Buffanblu are the last undefeated Oahu team remaining. Can Punahou win its third straight ILH Division I title, becoming the first team to do so since Saint Louis’ reign ended in 2003? Punahou won the first meeting, 24-0. Can Kamehameha make it a game this time around? Click here for our preview of tonight’s game. 7:28 p.m.: Both teams are on the field warming up. Senior RB Brandon Kahookele is not suited up for Kamehameha. […]

ILH D1 Preview: Kamehameha vs. Punahou

By Billy Hull on October 25, 2013

ILH Division I Playoffs The matchup: Kamehameha (9-1) vs. Punahou (8-0) Location/Time: Aloha Stadium, Friday, 7:45 p.m. Head-to-head (since 1973): Kamehameha leads 46-33-1 Biggest margin of victory: Kamehameha, 50-7, Sept. 20, 2002 *Smallest margin of victory: Punahou, 14-13, Sept. 23, 2006; Kamehameha, 19-18, Oct. 6, 1989; Kamehameha, 9-8, Sept. 24, 1976 *Teams played to 11-11 tie on Oct. 23, 1987 Kamehameha’s offensive leaders Punahou’s offensive leaders The undefeated Punahou Buffanblu are a win away from becoming the first ILH team […]

Update: Kamehameha 34, Saint Louis 28, Final

By Paul Honda on October 19, 2013

Kamehameha RB Brandon Kahookele is out. He’s wearing a knee brace and not dressed for the game. I’m told he will have his left knee looked at (MRI) later. Could be a huge loss for the Warriors. First quarter A huge pass play from Ryder Kuhns to Devan Stubblefield put the Crusaders in the red zone. Adam Noga scored on a short run off right tackle. Saint Louis 7, Kamehameha 0. 5:36 – T.J. Fitzsimmons drills a 41-yard field goal […]

ILH Playoff Preview: Saint Louis vs. Kamehameha

By Billy Hull on October 18, 2013

ILH Division I Playoffs The matchup: Saint Louis (6-2) vs. Kamehameha (8-1) Location/Time: Aloha Stadium, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Head-to-head (since 1973): Saint Louis leads 58-25-2 Biggest margin of victory: Saint Louis, 51-0, Nov. 4, 1988 *Smallest margin of victory: Saint Louis, 21-20, Sept. 25, 2004; Saint Louis, 14-13, Nov. 9, 2002; Saint Louis, 17-16, Sept. 29, 1983; Kamehameha, 21-20, Oct. 20, 1977 *Teams played to 20-20 tie on Sept. 12, 1985 and a 28-28 tie on Sept, 28, 2001 Saint […]

Top Players: RBs (9/12)

By Paul Honda on September 12, 2013

First, a random examination of top running backs and their numbers. (My ranked order is at the bottom of this post.) Plus, style comparisons. Wayne Taulapapa, Punahou, 5-11, 185, So. 53 attempts, 329 yards, two touchdowns, 109.7 yards per game, 6.2 yards per carry. Two of their three opponents were elite teams: Mililani, Helix (Calif.). He had a monster 30-153 game against Helix, a CIF powerhouse. He didn’t start when the season began, but it’s clear that he’s capable of […]