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GAME NIGHT 9/27: McKinley/Waialua

By Brian McInnis on September 27, 2019

Waialua 49, McKinley 14, FINAL ———- 9:09: Clock expires on the kickoff return and we’re done. 9:05: McKinley, at least, will have the last word in terms of scoring in this game. Kaena Leopoldo winds back and throws it up for Aaron Velasco, who had the 90-yard kick return TD earlier. He catches this one behind the Bulldogs’ DBs and takes it 77 yards to the house, leg cramp the final few yards and all. 2-point conversion by Tyler Sheidlin […]

HAWAII GROWN: Pearl City alum Sunshine Fontes a ‘key’ part of UCLA soccer’s future

By Brian McInnis on September 23, 2019

In a perfect world, Sunshine Fontes would’ve played in front of family and friends in two of her first college soccer games with national powerhouse UCLA last week. Alas, that was not to be, as the Wahiawa native is still recovering from a knee injury she suffered during OIA tournament play as a Pearl City senior earlier this year. But Fontes, a two-time Star-Advertiser player of the year, was at Waipio Soccer Stadium to cheer on her fifth-ranked Bruins teammates […]

Kaimuki’s Koby Moananu is 2-way wonder in win over Roosevelt

By Brian McInnis on September 21, 2019

You could reach into the bag and pull out any number of huge plays from Friday night’s thriller between Kaimuki and Roosevelt at Skippa Diaz Stadium. Bulldogs running back Naomas Asuega-Fualaau channeled his idol Marshawn Lynch and went full beast mode on a 21-yard touchdown run, running straight into a would-be tackler in the secondary, shedding him and and spinning his way another dozen yards to glory. Rough Riders return man Shepard Kekahuna exploded up the middle on a kickoff, […]


GAME NIGHT 9/20: Roosevelt/Kaimuki

By Brian McInnis on September 20, 2019

Kaimuki 28, Roosevelt 26, FINAL ———- 9:55: And there’s the game-sealer as Koby Moananu comes down with Sky Ogata’s ball thrown deep into double coverage with 18 seconds left. Ballgame. 9:54: And it’s an UGLY punt that goes for only 6 yards up to the 50. Ogata has 27 seconds left to try to get into field goal range, no timeouts. 9:53: This is strange as Kaimuki has a delay of game after Asuega-Fuulaau is stopped for another loss of […]

‘Iolani gives Wendell Look career win No. 200 with little fanfare

By Brian McInnis on September 6, 2019

There were a handful of handshakes and some pats on the back. That’s about all that 29-year ‘Iolani coach Wendell Look would allow after his Raiders romped over Kailua 40-13 at Alex Kane Stadium on Friday night. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE GAME Definitely no Gatorade bath. “I feel happy for these kids,” Look said as his players boarded the bus behind the bleachers. “They have a goal in mind. I have 29 years, or whatever, […]

GAME NIGHT 9/6: ‘Iolani/Kailua

By Brian McInnis on September 6, 2019

‘Iolani 40, Kailua 13, FINAL ———- 9:53: Seconds ticking off for career win No. 200 for ‘Iolani coach Wendell Look. 9:51: Friel strings together a couple of great passes to Ho-Mook for gains of 24 and 16 yards. But in ‘Iolani territory, he overthrows his man and it’s picked off by the Raiders secondary, Stirling Sakashita with it. 9:46: Hedani goes up the middle again … this time through a gaping hole, and he’s going all the way to the […]

Waipahu gets creative but falls short against Damien

By Brian McInnis on August 24, 2019

Alfred Failauga has proven time and time again he can hurt you with his legs. On Friday night at Waipahu’s field, he showed that his arm and hands are pretty deadly, too. On the Marauders’ first play from scrimmage, the state’s all-time career rushing leader took an option pitch from quarterback Cody Marques, stopped in the backfield, and heaved it about 35 yards upfield to a wide-open Jovan Gooman, who caught it at the 50 and outraced Damien’s secondary for […]

GAME NIGHT 8/23: Damien/Waipahu

By Brian McInnis on August 23, 2019

No. 9 Damien 30, Waipahu 21 Holtz taking a couple of knees to end this thing in a 30-21 win for the Monarchs. Damien 3-0. Waipahu turns it over on downs at the Damien 46. 1:38 remaining, Monarchs looking to kill the clock. 10:17: Damien’s Fosi Ulima with two sacks on this Waipahu drive, and three total for the game. Holtz tosses a great fade to Jarvis Natividad for the 10-yard score and the XP is good as Damien goes […]