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Roosevelt’s rough road ends at same place

By Brian McInnis on November 24, 2019

LAHAINA >> Roosevelt resolved that Lahainaluna would not be the be-all, end-all to its season for a second year in a row. Unfortunately for the Rough Riders, that’s exactly what happened on Saturday night at the Lunas’ Sue D. Cooley Stadium in a 35-0 loss to the three-time defending HHSAA Division II champions. Kui Kahooilihala’s team came in riding high on a 31-7 road win at Kamehameha-Hawaii in the first round. But when the Riders lost fumbles on their first […]

Lahainaluna offense lauds defense in rout of Roosevelt

By Brian McInnis on November 24, 2019

The Lahainaluna offense put up the points, sure, and star running back Joshua Tihada added more state-tournament records to his impressive haul. But it was the Lunas’ defense that set the tone in a 35-0 blanking of Roosevelt on Saturday night in a HHSAA Division II semifinal at Sue D. Cooley Stadium, and the Lunas’ offensive stars were more than happy to give them the plaudits. Tihada, who had 27 carries for 162 yards and a touchdown, now owns the […]

GAME NIGHT 11/23: Roosevelt/Lahainaluna

By Brian McInnis on November 23, 2019

No. 10 Lahainaluna 35, Roosevelt 0, FINAL ———– FINAL: Lahainaluna 35, Roosevelt 0. Lunas advance to a fourth straight Division II title game looking for the four-peat. Roosevelt’s season ends in Lahaina for the second straight year. 1:10 4Q: Lunas in victory formation. 3:40 4Q: Ogata’s pass is picked by Nainoa Kalukukualani-Sales in the red zone. Sixth turnover tonight for the Riders. 6:45 4Q: Lunas go for it on fourth-and-1 from their 42 and are DENIED by Roosevelt. Rough Riders […]

Mililani looks to jump-start offense for states

By Brian McInnis on October 27, 2019

Any moments of offensive rhythm between Mililani and Kahuku on Saturday night were like visits from a long-lost friend who couldn’t stay around to chat and catch up. Kahuku got the better of a rock fight at Aloha Stadium, prevailing 7-3 to claim its 27th OIA championship and deny Mililani a repeat Open Division title and a fifth overall under coach Rod York. The night started for Mililani with a clanged field-goal attempt off the left upright and didn’t get […]

GAME NIGHT 10/26: Moanalua/Leilehua

By Brian McInnis on October 26, 2019

No. 8 Moanalua 21, No. 7 Leilehua 20, 2OT ———- Moanalua coach Savaii Eselu on Na Menehune’s wild 2OT 21-20 win over Leilehua for their first OIA Division I championship. — Hawaii Prep World (@HawaiiPrepWorld) October 27, 2019 Griffin Motas wins the OIA Division I title for Moanalua with his extra point, giving Na Menehune a 21-20 victory over Leilehua in double overtime. — Hawaii Prep World (@HawaiiPrepWorld) October 27, 2019 TOUCHDOWN MOANALUA. Na Menehune are an extra […]

Kalaheo has moment of pride at end of winless season

By Brian McInnis on October 12, 2019

It would have been exceptionally easy to fold up the tent at halftime trailing a first-place team by 38 points, the role of spoiler already long gone. The Kalaheo Mustangs chose the hard road all the way to the end of their winless season. They fought to the finish of a 38-6 loss to Kaiser at Kailua on Friday night, with senior tight end/linebacker/wildcat quarterback Jordan Neufeldt fittingly punching in the 1-yard score in the final seconds. A moment of […]

GAME NIGHT 10/11: Kaiser/Kalaheo

By Brian McInnis on October 11, 2019

Kaiser 38, Kalaheo 6, FINAL ———- 8:05: SCORE Kalaheo! It’s Jordan Neufeldt running it in on the wildcat keeper from a yard. XP is no good, but at least the Mustangs have something to point to at the very end of their season. 8:03: Neufeldt on the run to Isaiah Abordo for a 29-yard connection … and he’s down at the 1. Kalaheo looking to get on the board here final minute. 7:47: Fourth quarter begins, Kalaheo starting in Kaiser […]

Quarterback Kyler Dicion keeps Waialua in playoff hunt

By Brian McInnis on September 28, 2019

All eyes were on Kyler Dicion. The Waialua quarterback had already put together the finest passing game of his career — three touchdowns, no interceptions and 283 yards in the air in the Bulldogs’ 49-14 homecoming/senior night victory over McKinley. But this moment was important. He wanted to nail it. And he did. Dicion, the first up of a dozen Waialua seniors during postgame ceremonies, shredded the Bulldogs’ traditional “senior agility test” put on by coach Lincoln Barit and his staff. […]