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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 […]

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: 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 […]

Punahou-Kamehameha a pivotal game

By Jason Kaneshiro on September 9, 2013

Punahou didn’t wait very long after Saturday’s win over Damien to start preparing for a matchup with second-ranked Kamehameha. “We’re watching film right now,” quarterback Larry Tuileta said before heading to the locker room following the 48-0 victory at Alexander Field. Punahou (3-0, 1-0 ILH) edged Kamehameha (5-0, 2-0) by a single point for the top spot in last week’s Star-Advertiser rankings, and Saturday’s game — the finale of an ILH tripleheader at Aloha Stadium — will be a pivotal point […]