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HUB Goodwill Senior Classic photos

By Paul Honda on November 30, 2013

East over the West 20-7 in Friday’s HUB Goodwill Senior Classic at wet John Kauinana Stadium. See the game story here. Subscriber content.) An off-and-on drizzle that had the umbrellas up most of the night, but there was some good action. Farrington’s Motu Heimuli was named the East’s Defensive POY. Saint Louis WR Devan Stubblefield, who had two TD catches, was named East Offensive POY. East QB Noah Brum of Kalani delivered three TD passes. The West’s top players were […]

LIVE BLOG: Punahou 28, Mililani 22, Final

By Billy Hull on November 23, 2013

2013 team page for D-I state champion Punahou There’s only one thing left for Punahou senior Larry Tuileta to accomplish in his high school career. The Buffanblu quarterback gets his final chance to win a state championship in tonight’s Division I final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium against Mililani. This is the third straight final for Punahou, which lost to Kahuku each of the last two seasons. Mililani is trying for its first-ever state […]

Legends in the making: Punahou vs. Farrington

By Jerry Campany on November 14, 2013

Friday’s second semifinal in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division I state football semifinals pits two of the most storied programs in the state. But for all of the big wins Punahou and Farrington have shared over the years, they are better known for stumbling near the end. Only Saint Louis (35) has won the ILH more often than Punahou (24), but unlike the Crusaders the Buffanblu have struggled to seal the deal, getting to the state championship four times and […]

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 […]

Top players: QBs

By Paul Honda on October 20, 2013

First, some summaries about quarterbacks. They’re in no particular order. Then my QB rankings are at the end. Note: Statistics as of Oct. 12. Larry Tuileta Punahou, 6-3, 205, Sr. 2013 to date (after eight games) • 89-157-3, 1,558 yards, 16 TD • Completion rate: .567 • Yards per attempt: 9.92 • QB rating: 169.85 • Skinny: I went into depth and length about “Tui” in an earlier post this week, which you can read here. Short version: This year’s […]

Tuileta thrives in any Buffanblu-print

By Paul Honda on October 16, 2013

Ask any QB if he’d rather be a game manager or a playmaker, and the smart ones will say “Yes.” No QB in his right mind assumes that a championship requires the role of only one or the other. Often times, it is both.